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A dimension of sound; music in the Twilight Zone.


A dimension of sound; music in the Twilight Zone.

Wissner, Reba.

Pendragon Press


318 pages


Music in media series; v.1


Wissner presents a study of the music used in the ground-breaking Twilight Zone series during its original run from 1959 to 1964. From the iconic title theme to incidental cues, the book analyzes the innovative ways in which music was used to enhance the viewing experience. The interaction of music and visual cues is looked at in depth. Both original and stock music are discussed, and chapters focus on the work of specific composers, many of whom were at the beginning of their careers when commissioned to write music for the series--Fred Steiner, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann and Nathan van Cleave all figure prominently, as well as several less frequently used composers. Appendices include a listing of cue reuses from original scores, episode and cue information and details of the recording sessions.

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Date:Feb 1, 2014
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