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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating for both musicians and non-musicians
I found Michael Schelle's book to be both engaging and fascinating. He manages to "get inside" the composers he interviews, to earn their trust and respect, and to establish a "composer to composer" connection with them. They respond by opening up to him with inside information on the Hollywood music scene that makes for fascinating reading for...
Published on December 7, 1999 by Dr. Robert Grechesky

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1.0 out of 5 stars Tripe is Right
I'd rather watch TV, there's not much of a difference.

This book is as much a commentary on the author as Hollywood itself. Neither of which I find interesting.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating for both musicians and non-musicians, December 7, 1999
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Dr. Robert Grechesky (Indianapolis, Indiana) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Score: Interviews with Film Composers (Paperback)
I found Michael Schelle's book to be both engaging and fascinating. He manages to "get inside" the composers he interviews, to earn their trust and respect, and to establish a "composer to composer" connection with them. They respond by opening up to him with inside information on the Hollywood music scene that makes for fascinating reading for anyone interested in music and/or film. I highly recommend this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for fans of film music!, December 25, 1998
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This review is from: The Score: Interviews with Film Composers (Paperback)
This book is both entertaining and informative. Schelle approached the interviews with out of the ordinary and intelligent questions, making for very unique interviews.The book includes interviews with John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, Howard Shore, Christopher Young and many others. I strongly recommend this book as an entertaining look at the making of music for films!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!, January 30, 2000
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This review is from: The Score: Interviews with Film Composers (Paperback)
I host a "Film Score Friday" radio program on Public Raido Station, KUAF, and Michael Schelle's book has been a great help, and great inspiration to me. Intelligent, thought-provoking interviews with the best film composers, today. Can't wait for Vol. 2!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff, December 7, 1999
This review is from: The Score: Interviews with Film Composers (Paperback)
Michael Schelle's book is an absolute "must have" for anyone interested in film music. He is an established concert composer himself so he knows what to ask. The questions and dialogue are really first rate. This is the sort of interaction one hopes for in any interview book. Michael Schelle really communicates!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Schelle asks today's film composers the questions you'd like to ask if you were there!, January 27, 2014
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I've been reading Michael's excellent book of interviews with many of today's top film composers.
I've never seen interviews of some of these composers like Bruce Broughton as an example. So
this is a book filled with insights about working in film in today's environment. Great book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great buy, November 6, 2012
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Great interviews. I wish they had a newer edition which incorporated some of the film score writers that have won awards in the last decade or so.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The next best thing to the class!, January 29, 1999
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The class was great. The snippits of interview tapes were fascinating. The transcripts were wonderful. Now it's all been condensed into print. Big Mike is not only a great teacher and great composer, but he can interview, too! Finally, after having to suffer through many ill-timed visits (why always during MY lesson, eh?) to LA, the book is finally finished. It is destined to become a classic of the Film Music world. Tony Thomas may have left us, but now we've got Big Mike. Hmmmm. Sounds like a film Morricone might score....
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, in-depth, thoughtful questions., January 19, 1999
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The ultimate film composer interview book. Especially Elmer Bernstein, Terrance Blanchard, John Barry and Thomas Newman. These are extremely eye-opening interviews with Hollywood's leading composers. A must.
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0 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tripe is Right, August 26, 2004
This review is from: The Score: Interviews with Film Composers (Paperback)
I'd rather watch TV, there's not much of a difference.

This book is as much a commentary on the author as Hollywood itself. Neither of which I find interesting.
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3 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tripe, November 29, 2001
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Most of this is tripe...not particularly insightful. I find the interview questions pandering to the egos of the artists.
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The Score: Interviews with Film Composers by Michael Schelle (Paperback - February 16, 2000)
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