Using film music in the classroom
Using film music in the classroom

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Using film music in the classroom

1.5.2 Resources

Resources on film music can be difficult to come by. There has been a gradual increase in the range and number of books available, and the bibliography you can get by clicking on the link below should help guide you towards useful texts.

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Soundtrack albums are now released for many films, and DVDs occasionally include composer interviews. There are a number of useful reference and electronic journal sites on the internet, listed via this link, and there are several ‘composer appreciation’ fan-sites also. Obtaining original scores is extremely difficult, even for film music scholars, as they are kept by studios and by university archives, mostly in the United States. However, some British and American film music has been written into orchestral suites which are available through music publishers.


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