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With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.
I purchased this DVD because it was required viewing for a film music class I'm taking in college. I was afraid it was going to be incredibly boring, but it wasn't. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Moke Stephens
I love music from the movies, and on this dvd they demonstrate how its put together, wonderful. I just wish sound track from The Big Country , with Gregory Peck was on there.Published on October 19, 2012 by Mary Irvin