Composing for the Cinema : The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film, Paperback Book

Composing for the Cinema : The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film Paperback


With nearly 400 scores to his credit, Ennio Morricone is one of the most prolific and influential film composers working today.

In Composing for the Cinema, Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli present a series of lectures on the composition and analysis of film music.

Adapted from several lectures and seminars, these lessons show how sound design can be analyzed and offer a variety of musical solutions to many different kinds of film.

Drawing upon scores by himself and others, the composer also provides insight into his relationships with many of the directors with whom he has collaborated, including Sergio Leone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Franco Zeffirelli, Warren Beatty, Ridley Scott, Roland Joffe, the Taviani Brothers, and others.

Delivered in a conversational mode that is both comprehensible and interesting, this groundbreaking work intertwines analysis with practical details of film music composition.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 310 pages, 1 Tables, unspecified; 6 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780810892415

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