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Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood

Mitchell, Helen

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Miss Helen Mitchell H.R.Mitchell@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer/ School of Arts Director of Learning and Teaching/ Collaborative Provision Coordinator, School of Arts



Abstract

With the birth of sound film, the symphonic film score would begin a journey which would firmly entrench the symphonic score in Hollywood practice and parlance. On route, the symphonic film score would experience many highs and lows, reflecting changes within the film and music industries and also within society at large; changes compounded by the impact of new technologies. This article draws together a number of sources and presents an overview of the main factors involved in the decline and subsequent resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009
Journal The journal of film music
Print ISSN 1758-860X
Electronic ISSN 1087-7142
Publisher Equinox Publishing
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 2-4
Pages 175-200
APA6 Citation Mitchell, H. (2009). Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood. The journal of film music, 2(2-4), 175-200. doi:10.1558/jfm.v2i2-4.175
DOI https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v2i2-4.175
Keywords Film scores
Publisher URL https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/JFM/article/view/8156/5773
Additional Information This is a description of an article published in the journal of film music, 2009, v.2 issue 2-4.
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