The Sound of Pictures (Large Print 16pt)

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READHOWYOUWANT, Feb 1, 2011 - Music - 478 pages
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The Sound of Pictures is an illuminating journey through the soundtracks of more than 400 films. How do filmmakers play with sound? And how does that affect the way we watch their movies? Whether pop or classical, sweeping or sparse, music plays a crucial role in our cinematic experience. Other sounds can be even more evocative: the sounds of nature, of cities and of voices. In The Sound of Pictures, Andrew Ford listens to the movies. He speaks to acclaimed directors and composers, discovering radically different views about how much music to use and when. And he explores some of cinema's most curious sonic moments. How did Alfred Hitchcock use music to plant clues in his films? Why do some ?mix-tape? soundtracks work brilliantly and others fall flat? How do classics from A Clockwork Orange to The Godfather, Cinema Paradiso to High Noon, use music and sound effects to enhance what we see on screen? Whether you're a film-buff or a music lover, The Sound of Pictures will enrich your experience of the movies.

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Andrew Ford is a national treasure, that much is true. Despite his boundless volumes of knowledge, he writes as if we are sharing a wine over olives & cheese. Clearly, he comes from a generation that ... Read full review

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Andrew Ford is an author and consulting computer programmer who has been involved with the Web since its early days. His book Spinning the Web was the first on publishing with the Web. He also maintains a collection of quick reference cards at http: //

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