The Hollywood Sound - Music for the Movies
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This program is a fascinating review of the days when Hollywood studios kept full orchestras and music editors had to work closely with composers who knew nothing about the film.
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.
The director of this documentary is Joshua Waletzky. His "Music for the Movies" documentary on Bernard Herrmann was nominated for and Oscar in 1993.
Color DVD - NTSC format - 85 minutes
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