Film Music 1

Film Music 1.Edited, with introduction, by Clifford McCarty. 1st edition (green)—New York & London: Society for the Preservation of Film Music/Garland Publishing, Inc., 1989. 2nd edition (blue)—Los Angeles: The Film Music Society, 1998. 285 pp. B/W Illustrations, Photographs. Indexed. ISBN 1-892050-00-5 (hard cloth cover, $20.00)


Introduction: The Literature of Film Music
by Clifford McCarty, book author and journalist, former Vice President of the SPFM

The Materials of Film Music: Their Nature and Accessibility
by H. Stephen Wright, Associate Dean of Public Services at Northern Illinois University

"Tumult, Battle and Blaze": Looking Back on the 1920s—and Since—with Gaylord Carter, the Dean of Theater Organists
by Rudy Behlmer, television producer/director, book author and educator

Performing with Silent Films
by Dennis James, theater organist and historian

What Were Musicians Saying About Movie Music During the First Decade of Sound? A Symposium of Selected Writings
by Fred Steiner, musicologist and composer for film and television (Perry Mason, Star Trek)

Stravinsky and MGM
by William H. Rosar, founder and former President of the SPFM

Max Steiner and the Classical Hollywood Film Score: An Analysis of The Informer
by Kathryn Kalinak, professor of English and film studies at Rhode Island College, Providence

The Music of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers
by Richard H. Bush, business executive

Holding a Nineteenth Century Pedal at Twentieth Century-Fox
by David Raksin, Oscar-nominated composer for film (Laura, Forever Amber) and television (Ben Casey)

Miklós Rózsa'sBen-Hur: The Musical-Dramatic Function of the Hollywood Leitmotiv
by Steven D. Wescott, researcher and historian

A Conversation with Bernard Herrmann
by Leslie T. Zador, attorney and Gregory Rose, radio producer and host

The Film Composer in Concert and the Concert Composer in Film
by Eddy Lawrence Manson, film composer and orchestrator