- Publisher: Silman-James Press (July 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193524714X
- ISBN-13: 978-1935247142
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #787,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers Paperback – July 1, 2016
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This was music to my eyes! About time someone shined a light on the unsung heroes who compose many of the soundtracks of our nightmares. Great insight into their varied approaches to the craft. --Jeff Lieberman, director of Squirm, Blue Sunshine, and Just Before Dawn
This book is the best opportunity you will have to peek behind the curtains of those people who create the soundtrack of your life! The music they create provides the emotional road map to the narrative for the audience, and embeds those moments in your memory forever. I highly recommend this for any film or music buff! --Tom Holland, director of Fright Night, Child s Play, and Thinner
Try to imagine the shower scene in Psycho without the famous staccato strings of Bernard Herrmann, and you begin to realize how important music is in making your skin crawl while watching a horror film. In J. Blake Fichera s fascinating book, Scored to Death, he introduces you to some of the genre s greatest composers as they explain the process of creating unforgettable nightmares of sound. --Stuart Gordon, director of Re-Animator
About the Author
J. Blake Fichera has taught film studies at the State University of New York at Purchase and has contributed as a writer and interviewer to several noteworthy film and music-related publications and websites, including Video Watchdog magazine, Fangoria.com, Dreadcentral.com, Podwits.com, and American Blues News. He has been a professional film/television editor and producer since 2001 and cohosts the film-themed podcast Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers. He is also a gigging musician in the New York City area and a New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee. He lives in Manhattan.
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What does October 31st sound like?
Or Marion Crane's last thought?
When you look up a long flight of stairs in Georgetown, what do you...hear?
Horror Fans know.
When a haunting visual and a haunting score are in perfect harmony, they have the power to enter your memory and trigger your emotions, and J. Blake Fichera talks to many of the composers who created that black magic over the last several decades.
Chapter after chapter brings us into the thought process of composers as diverse as Simon Boswell, Claudio Simonetti, Jay Chattaway, Charles Bernstein, and even John Carpenter.
This is a fun and informative page-turner for any movie fan that leaves a horror movie haunted as much by a melody as by a monster.
It's full of great personal stories and even educates you on music. A great read. Highly recommended. I got it for a Christmas present, and it's been wonderful to read.