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Film Music: A Very Short Introduction


Kathryn Kalinak

27 May 2010

ISBN: 9780195370874

160 pages

In Stock

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99


  • An affordable, compact, and engaging book by a preeminent authority on film music
  • Takes a global perspective, situating the theory and practice of film music and its history in an international context
  • Offers expert insights into oft-neglected silent films and their scores
  • Gives a behind-the-scenes look at the process of film composition and how composers interact with other professionals

About the Author(s)

Kathryn Kalinak, Professor of English and Film Studies, Rhode Island College


"Kathryn Kalinak has emerged as one of the freshest and most authoritative commentatory on film music of her generation." - Michael Quinn, Classical Music

"Both an admirable thumbnail portrait of the history of film music and an impressive precis of key issues" - Michael Quinn, Classical Music

"You won't find a better primer than this pocket-size one...Her scope is enorous." - Classic FM Magazine,

"Her scope is enormous...and her tone is intelligent, invigorating and well-informed. Superb." - Classic FM Magazine,