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Library Research Guides

Film Music Resources

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to film music in the Music Library.

Article Databases

Critical Studies

Bruce, Graham. Bernard Herrmann: Film Music and Narrative.
ML 410 .H566 B89

Burt, George. The Art of Film Music: Special Emphasis on Hugo Friedhofer, Alex North, David Raksin, Leonard Rosenman.
MT 64 .M65 B871 1994

Cooper, David. Bernard Herrmann's Vertigo: A Film Score Handbook.
ML 410 .H566 C66 2001

Darby, William, and Jack Du Bois. American Film Music: Major Composers, Techniques, Trends, 1915-1990.
ML 2075 .D331 1999

Daubney, Kate. Max Steiner's Now, Voyager: A Film Score Guide.
ML 410 .S8163 D381 2000

Dickinson, Kay. Movie Music, the Film Reader.
ML 2075 .M8771 2003

Donnelly, K. J., ed. Film Music: Critical Approaches.
ML 2075 .F453 2001

Duncan, Dean. Charms That Soothe: Classical Music and the Narrative Film.
ML 2075 .D831 2003

Goldmark, Daniel. Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon.
ML 2075 .G651 2005

Goldmark, Daniel, Lawrence Kramer, and Richard Leppert, eds. Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema.
ML 2075 .B475 2007

Halfyard, Janet K. Danny Elfman's Batman: A Film Score Guide.
ML 410 .E396 H351 2004

Kalinak, Kathryn. Settling the Score: Music and the Classical Hollywood Film.
ML 2075 .K341 1992

Leinberger, Charles. Ennio Morricone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Film Score Guide.
ML 410 .M843 L45 2004

Powrie, Phil, and Robynn Stilwell, eds. Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-Existing Music in Film.
ML 2075 .C461 2006

Scheurer, Timothy E. Music and Mythmaking in Film: Genre and the Role of the Composer.
ML 2075 .S346 2008

Sullivan, Jack. Hitchcock's Music.
ML 2075 .S89 2006