Un buen libro que entra en detalles que no es frecuente encontrar Se complementa muy bien con el curso equivalente que sacaron en This book is superb Rarely does a book hit the target like this Insightful analysis which gets to the heart of why film music communicates to its audience Detailed harmonic, compositional and orchestration context Wonderful. What can I say great book, indeed Each chapter must be read and studied very carefully.The only week point is the mediocre engraving of the scores.There are also number of textual mistakes missing accidentals, elements in collisions, wrong placement all that contradict with the great thought of Mr Hill.However, I would recommend this book for students and beginner intermediate orchestrators.The philosophical approach is the major point in this writing. Interesting book explaining the creative process on particular films Whilst this could be a good book for some, it explained the creative process that any serious composer has If you don t know the creative process, then this could be for you. Es una muy buena recopilaci n para la gente que de verdad se interesa en el tema. I read many manuals about music for films This is a must A great work, many cases analyzed with excerpts from scores, techniques, theoretical and philosophical approaches Old and new school in soundtrack art, all well organized and explained Many compliments to Mr Hill. SCORING THE SCREEN THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF FILM MUSICToday, musical composition for films is popular than ever In professional and academic spheres, media music study and practice are growing undergraduate and postgraduate programs in media scoring are offered by dozens of major colleges and universities And increasingly, pop and contemporary classical composers are expanding their reach into cinema and other forms of screen entertainment Yet a search on reveals at leasttitles under the category of film music, and, remarkably, only a meager few actually allow readers to see the music itself, while none of them examine landmark scores like Vertigo, To Kill a Mockingbird, Patton, The Untouchables, or The Matrix in the detail provided by Scoring the Screen The Secret Language of Film MusicThis is the first book since Roy M Prendergastsbenchmark, Film Music A Neglected Art, to treat music for motion pictures as a compositional style worthy of serious study Through extensive and unprecedented analyses of the original concert scores, it is the first to offer both aspiring composers and music educators with a view from the inside of the actual process of scoring to pictureThe core thesis of Scoring the Screen is that music for motion pictures is indeed a language, developed by the masters of the craft out of a dramatic and commercial necessity to communicate ideas and emotions instantaneously to an audience Like all languages, it exists primarily to convey meaning To quote renowned orchestrator Conrad Pope who has worked with John Williams, Howard Shore, and Alexandre Desplat, among others If you have any interest in what music means in film, get this book Andy Hill is among the handful of penetrating minds and ears engaged in film music today This book is very detailed and enlightening, but I ll have to listen closely to the examples to get full benefit. Probablement un livre de r f rence sur le sujet de la musique de films pour les personnes qui lisent l anglais Livre avoir On regrettera peut etre le petit nombre d exemples qu on souhaiterai plus important et diversifi This book is very well written and a wealth of information It arrived in perfect condition exactly when I expected it.