Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema is a collection of essays that examine the work of filmmakers whose concern is not just for the eye, but also for the ear. The bulk of the text focuses on the work of directors Wes Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Peter Greenaway, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Andrey Tarkovsky and Gus Van Sant. Significantly, the anthology includes a discussion of films administratively controlled by such famously sound-conscious producers as David O. Selznick and Val Lewton. Written by the leading film music scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia, Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema will complement other volumes in Film Music coursework, or stand on its own among a body of research.

chapter 1|14 pages

Sonic Style in Cinema

chapter 3|13 pages

Andrey Tarkovsky

The Refrain of the Sonic Fingerprint

chapter 4|16 pages

“It's All Really Happening”

Sonic Shaping in the Films of Wes Anderson

chapter 7|18 pages

Blowin' in the Wind

Music and Meaning in the Coen Brothers' Films

chapter 9|16 pages

Conducting the Composer

David O. Selznick and the Hollywood Film Score

chapter 10|13 pages

The Stanley Kubrick Experience

Music, Nuclear Bombs, Disorientation, and You

chapter 11|14 pages

The Filmmaker's Contract

Controlling Sonic Space in the Films of Peter Greenaway

chapter 12|10 pages

The Attractions of Repetition

Tarantino's Sonic Style

chapter 13|14 pages

Dream Timbre

Notes on Lynchian Sound Design