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p. 515. A history of film music II: 1927–1960locked

  • Kathryn Kalinak


Synchronization of music and image was achieved as early as 1894, but the quest for synchronization and its realization have long preceded the conversion to sound. ‘A history of film music II: 1927–1960’ looks at what happened after technologies in Europe and the United States had solved the problem of synchronization, looking beyond the West to Chinese, Arab, and Hindi cinema. Dividing film music history into periods is not easy. A number of developments span the divide between the first half of the 20th century and the second such as the rise of minimalism and the influence of modernism.

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