Unheard Melodies

By Claudia Gorbman,

Book cover of Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music

Book description

A good book for the basics of classical film music.

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Why read it?

1 author picked Unheard Melodies as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I found Claudia Gorbman’s book insightful in her examination of how film music helps to reinforce the story and enhance the mood of what’s happening on the screen.

Music has a powerful impact on the film viewer, shaping our emotional response to the characters and their triumphs and challenges. Using many examples, this book sharpened my understanding of how music works in a film. 

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