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John Williams
Music for Films, Television, and the Concert Stage

E. Audissino (ed.)
approx. 400 p., 70 b/w tables, 220 x 280 mm, 2018
ISBN: 978-2-503-58034-0
Languages: English
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This volume is a large exploration of the many sides of Williams's output.
Once mostly considered a commercial composer and a mere rewriter of previous composers’ styles, only recently Williams’ music has begun to be taken seriously, and scholars from the music and the film departments have begun to produce research in the form of books, journal articles, conference papers, and Ph.D. theses. The present volume seeks to build upon, complement and review what has been written so far on Williams. This volume is a large exploration of the many sides of Williams's output, aimed at showing the range of his production (not merely focussing on film music) and at analysing the depth of his dramaturgic and compositional skills with selected case studies. To accomplish this exploration – which has not the pretence of exhaustiveness but certainly that of being an accurate survey possessing both latitude and depth – a large team of international scholars has been assembled from all around the world. The contributors come from film, media and music departments – to provide a variety of disciplinary perspectives on Williams's work.

Emilio Audissino (University of Southampton, UK) is a film scholar and film musicologist. Dr Audissino's main research interests are Hollywood and Italian cinema, film style and technique, horror and comedy, film analysis, and sound and music in films. His book Film/Music Analysis. A Film Studies Approach (2017) concerns a method to analyse music in films that blends Neoformalism, Gestalt Psychology, and Leonard Meyer's musicology. A John Williams specialist, he is the author of John Williams's Film Music: 'Jaws', 'Star Wars', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style (2014), the first book in English on the composer.

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts

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