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Keeping Score: Interviews with Today’s Top Film, Television, and Game Music Composers

Book Description

The movie, Jaws. The main character, a vicious shark coursing through the deep blue ocean taking victims along the way. Who among us can't hum the ominous musical accompaniment to this? Would Jaws be what it is today without its recognizable score? What about the theme to Star Wars? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Movies and music go hand in hand, neither can exist alone. Is the "shower scene" in Psycho made eerier with the musical score that plays hauntingly in the background? Absolutely! For some, simply hearing the music from movies such as The Exorcist is enough to evoke goose bumps and shivers. Music is powerful. Music is moving. "Keeping Score" features interviews with the top composers of Hollywood from the worlds of film, television, and games. The insightful conversations are both entertaining and informative, taking the reader behind the scenes of the film scoring industry like never before. As you read about what the composers have to say, you'll find that their words present a new manner in which the typical movie fans can access "behind-the-scenes" information about their favorite films. You'll also notice that these composers are as creative with their words as they are with their music.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Overture
  5. I. Interviews with Today’s Top Film Composers
    1. 1. Keeping Score with Brian Tyler
      1. Brian Tyler (2009)
    2. 2. Keeping Score with John Ottman
      1. John Ottman (2009)
    3. 3. Keeping Score with David Newman
      1. David Newman (2009)
    4. 4. Keeping Score with Nicholas Hooper
      1. Nicholas Hooper (2007)
      2. Nicholas Hooper (2009)
    5. 5. Keeping Score with Andrew Lockington
      1. Andrew Lockington (2009)
    6. 6. Keeping Score with Marco Beltrami
      1. Marco Beltrami (2007/2009)
    7. 7. Keeping Score with Geoff Zanelli
      1. Geoff Zanelli (2009)
    8. 8. Keeping Score with Tyler Bates
      1. Tyler Bates (2009)
    9. 9. Keeping Score with Alex Heffes
      1. Alex Heffes (2009)
    10. 10. Keeping Score with Theodore Shapiro
      1. Theodore Shapiro (2009)
    11. 11. Keeping Score with John Murphy
      1. John Murphy (2009)
    12. 12. Keeping Score with Mark Kilian
      1. Mark Kilian (2008/2009)
    13. 13. Keeping Score with Ramin Djawadi
      1. Ramin Djawadi (2008/2009)
      2. The Bonus Interviews
    14. 14. Keeping Score with Bruce Broughton
      1. Bruce Broughton (2007/2009)
    15. 15. Keeping Score with Craig Safan
      1. Craig Safan (2009)
  6. II. Interviews with Today’s Top Television Composers
    1. 16. Keeping Score with Murray Gold
      1. Murray Gold (2009)
    2. 17. Keeping Score with James Dooley
      1. James Dooley (2009)
    3. 18. Keeping Score with Christopher Lennertz
      1. Christopher Lennertz (2009)
    4. 19. Keeping Score with Michael Levine
      1. Michael Levine (2009)
    5. 20. Keeping Score with Nathan Barr
      1. Nathan Barr (2009)
    6. 21. Keeping Score with Bear McCreary
      1. Bear McCreary (2009)
      2. Bonus Interview
    7. 22. Keeping Score with Stu Phillips
      1. Stu Phillips (2007)
  7. III. Interviews with Today’s Top Videogame Composers
    1. 23. Keeping Score with Marty O’Donnell
      1. Marty O’Donnell (2009)
    2. 24. Keeping Score with Winifred Phillips
      1. Winifred Phillips (2009)
    3. 25. Keeping Score with Inon Zur
      1. Inon Zur (2009)
    4. 26. Keeping Score with Cris Velasco
      1. Cris Velasco (2009)
    5. 27. Keeping Score with Jesper Kyd
      1. Jesper Kyd (2009)
    6. 28. Keeping Score with Jason Graves
      1. Jason Graves (2009)
  8. IV. Interviews with the Composers of the Future
    1. 29. Keeping Score with Kyle Eastwood
      1. Kyle Eastwood (2009)
    2. 30. Keeping Score with Richard Wells
      1. Richard Wells (2009)
    3. 31. Keeping Score with Abel Korzeniowski
      1. Abel Korzeniowski (2009)
    4. 32. Keeping Score with Scott Glasgow
      1. Scott Glasgow (2009)
    5. 33. Keeping Score with Simon J. Hunter
      1. Simon J. Hunter (2009)
    6. 34. Keeping Score with Assaf Rinde
      1. Assaf Rinde (2009)
    7. 35. Keeping Score with Boris Elkis
      1. Boris Elkis (2009)
    8. 36. Keeping Score with Clinton Shorter
      1. Clinton Shorter (2009)
  9. Finale