Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

592 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199987719

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Hearing the Movies

Music and Sound in Film History

Second Edition

James Buhler and David Neumeyer

New to this Edition:

  • Enhanced organization emphasizes the chronological history of film music and sound
  • Condensed Part I gives students an efficient introduction to critical listening to sound tracks
  • Timed viewing guides take students step-by-step through the ways sound, music, and visual imagery come together to make a compelling experience for the film audience
  • Discussion of films released since 2000, including the Batman franchise; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Bourne Ultimatum, (500) Days of Summer, Frozen, and Gravity
  • Timelines show all the works covered in the book and where they fall in film history
  • New companion website at offers resources to enhance students' understanding of the worlds of music and film, including Netflix links for viewing scenes covered in the text

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