From James Bond to Jurassic Park, Titanic to Vertigo, some film scores are instantly recognisable and eternally memorable. The soundtrack is a vital part of a film, setting the tone and heightening action and emotion. It can elevate a movie from good to truly great. But what of the creators behind the music? Based on in-depth interviews and drawing on multiple sources, Saturday Night at the Movies features such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Robert Zemeckis and Alan Silvestri, and JJ Abrams and Michael Giacchino. Each section focuses on the working relationship between a director and composer and examines their many hits - and occasional misses. The best scores come from the alchemy between the pair, where both work together to bring the director's vision to life through the music. With additional commentary from film critics and contemporary composers, Nelson reveals the stories behind the soundtracks, including classics such as, Star Wars, Fargo, Back to the Future, Edward Scissorhands and many, many more.

ISBN: 9781783963669
Author: Nelson, Jenny
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Dimension: 234mm X 156mm