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Taking off from a variation of that question—whether music accompanies a film or a film illustrates the music—Peter Larsen probes the complex relationship between the two. He charts the history of music in film, exploring along the way the role that music plays in the narrative and psychological functions of film. Examining such classics and blockbusters as The Big Sleep, American Graffiti, North by Northwest, and Blade Runner, Larsen uses these case studies to demonstrate how scores and soundtracks can expose unexpected new facets of a film.
A wholly accessible examination, Film Music will be an essential read for music scholars and film buffs alike.