Annotated Bibliographies by Topic (ML 120-128 and VARIOUS)


Film Music

Hischak, Thomas S. The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia.
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McCarty, Clifford. Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970, 2d ed.


McCarty, Clifford. Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970, 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Mus Ref ML 128 .M7 M3 2000

Use: Find who wrote music to a particlular film or what films a particular composer wrote music for.

Coverage: Includes movies made in the United States from 1911-1970 and their musical composers. Includes any genre of film from full-length films to short documentaries and government instructional films.

Organization: Lists film composers alphabetically and then lists the movies they wrote music for. Each movie listed also contains the date, genre and studio of the film as well as cross-references to anyone else in the book who may have collaborated in the film. The book includes an Index to movie titles.

Pros: Covers all genres of film.

Cons: Ends at 1970. Has no index for movie studios.

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