Did They Mention the Music

Mancini was an intensely private man; however, Did They Mention the Music? is both revealing and eminently readable.


Author: Henry Mancini

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815411758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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The "rags-to-riches" story of Henry Mancini (1924-1994) could come straight out of one of the many movies he scored. The Academy Award-winning composer, arranger, and conductor was born the son of poor Italian immigrants in the grim steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Taught to play the flute by his father at age eight, Mancini took up the piano soon thereafter; the bona fide child prodigy later attended Juilliard. After a stint in the Air Force during World War II, he joined Universal Pictures' music department and thus began his lifelong association with the movies. Highly prolific, Mancini composed and arranged countless scores for movies and TV shows, and recorded more than ninety albums. His many memorable film scores include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Touch of Evil, Days of Wine and Roses, The Glass Menagerie, The Pink Panther, 10, and Victor/Victoria. In addition to winning four Oscars, Mancini took home some twenty Grammys. Newly revised to cover Mancini's last years and tragic passing, Did They Mention the Music? contains innumerable stories and anecdotes about the great show business talents with whom he worked over the course of his forty-plus-year career: Orson Welles, Blake Edwards, Johnny Mathis, Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn, Johnny Mercer, Luciano Pavarotti, and many others. Mancini was an intensely private man; however, Did They Mention the Music? is both revealing and eminently readable.

The Sounds of Commerce

Marketing Popular Film Music Jeffrey Paul Smith ... Such interlocking business arrangements between film and music interests are , of course , nothing new . Hollywood has long used music to ... TOWARD A THEORY 2 DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC ?


Author: Jeffrey Paul Smith


ISBN: 0231108621

Category: Music

Page: 288

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A detailed historical analysis of popular music in American film, from the era of sheet music sales, to that of orchestrated pop records by Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone in the 1960s, to the MTV-ready pop songs that occupy soundtrack CDs of today..

A Score Complete Without Themes

This work suggests that Mancini's admitted refusal, both in his 1987 autobiography Did They Mention the Music? and in subsequent interviews, to construct melodic themes as a unifying element within his score, opting instead to craft timbral ...


Author: Patricia Clare Wheeler-Condon


ISBN: OCLC:993609500



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This dissertation examines the musical features of, and circumstances surrounding, the film score composed in 1971 by Henry Mancini for director Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate work, Frenzy. Mancini's music was rejected by Hitchcock, and replaced with a markedly different work written by British composer Ron Goodwinches A summation of characteristic traits emerging from Mancini's compositional style is herewith considered, as recurring features found in his thematic writing - aspects of melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, and form - were most apparent to the non-musician film directors who engaged his services. This summation also includes an examination of the composer's dramatic underscore writing; an aspect of film music often overlooked in its minutiae by viewers and filmmakers alike, and, in the case of Mancini's Frenzy music, characteristic of his scores for Laslo Benedek's 1971 production, The Night Visitor, and Terrence Young's Wait Until Dark, from 1967. Mancini's Frenzy cue sheets, holograph, and recording were supplied by the composer's estate, allowing for an analysis which considers cue placement and length, systems of pitch and rhythmic organisation, aspects of arrangement and orchestration, and conducting and recording methods as practised by this composer. A comparison to the Goodwin score, reproduced by way of transcription from the film, is undertaken in order to explore aspects of filmic point-of-view as they play on the composer of its accompanying music, and to attempt a rationalisation of Hitchcock's displeasure with Mancini's music. Socio-cultural considerations pertaining to Mancini, Goodwin, and the three composer's most favoured by the director for his American productions - John Waxman, Dmitri Tiomkin and Bernard Herrmann - are included in a brief biographical study of each man, as are the musicological characteristics found in the work they undertook for Hitchcock; characteristics primarily of melodicism, and the subjection of melody-based thematic material to extensive modification and repetition. This work suggests that Mancini's admitted refusal, both in his 1987 autobiography Did They Mention the Music? and in subsequent interviews, to construct melodic themes as a unifying element within his score, opting instead to craft timbral unifiers through orchestration, was at the heart of his artistic conflict with Hitchcock.

Film Music A History

Did They Mention the Music? Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1989. Manvell,Roger, andJohn Huntley. The Technique of FilmMusic. London: FocalPress, 1957. Marks, Martin M. Music and the Silent Film: Contexts and Case Studies,1895–1924.


Author: James Wierzbicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135851422

Category: Music

Page: 328

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Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by considering large-scale aesthetic trends and structural developments alongside socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and philosophical circumstances. The book’s four large parts are given over to Music and the "Silent" Film (1894--1927), Music and the Early Sound Film (1895--1933), Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933--1960), and Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958--2008). Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of "great film scores" and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the film industry. Instead of celebrating film-music masterpieces, it deals—logically and thoroughly—with the complex ‘machine’ whose smooth running allowed those occasional masterpieces to happen and whose periodic adjustments prompted the large-scale twists and turns in film music’s path.

Thinking about Movies

... rests on the music he composed for films, realized that film audiences seldom notice film music, which generally takes a back seat to the narrative. He even self‐deprecatingly entitled his autobiography, Did They Mention the Music?


Author: Peter Lehman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118337554

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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A complete introduction to analyzing and enjoying a wide variety of movies, for film students and movie lovers alike Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is a thorough overview of movie analysis designed to enlighten both students and enthusiasts, and heighten their enjoyment of films. Readers will delve into the process of thinking about movies critically and analytically, and find how doing so can greatly enhance the pleasure of watching movies. Divided roughly into two parts, the book addresses film studies within the context of the dynamics of cinema, before moving on to a broader analysis of the relationship of films to the larger social, cultural, and industrial issues informing them. This updated fourth edition includes an entirely new section devoted to a complete analysis of the film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, along with many in-depth discussions of important films such as Citizen Kane and Silence of the Lambs. The chapter on television integrates a major expansion distinguishing between television in the digital era of the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries in comparison to the era of broadcast analogue television. The final chapter places film within the current context of digital culture, globalization, and the powerful rise of China in film production and exhibition. The authors clearly present various methodologies for analyzing movies and illustrate them with detailed examples and images from a wide range of films from cult classics to big-budget, award-winning movies. This helps viewers see new things in movies and also better understand and explain why they like some better than others. Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is ideal for film students immersed in the study of this important, contemporary medium and art form as well as students and readers who have never taken a class on cinema before. This new edition of the book also comes with a Companion Blog https://thinkingaboutmoviesblog.wordpress.com/ that the authors will update regularly with attention to films and industry developments directly related to each chapter, plus updates to readings and resources.

America s Songs

The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley Philip Furia, Michael Lasser ... Colored Lights: Forty Years of Words and Music, Show Biz, Collaboration and All That Jazz. ... Did They Mention the Music?


Author: Philip Furia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135471996

Category: Music

Page: 360

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Soundtrack Available

1 See Henry Mancini and Gene Lees, Did They Mention the Music? (Chicago: Contemporary,1989),82;andTonyThomas, Musicfor theMovies (SouthBrunswick, N.J.: A. S. Barnes, 1973), 199. 2 There seems tobe a firm consensuson this point.


Author: Arthur Knight

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822380986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 502

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From the silent era to the present day, popular music has been a key component of the film experience. Yet there has been little serious writing on film soundtracks that feature popular music. Soundtrack Available fills this gap, as its contributors provide detailed analyses of individual films as well as historical overviews of genres, styles of music, and approaches to film scoring. With a cross-cultural emphasis, the contributors focus on movies that use popular songs from a variety of genres, including country, bubble-gum pop, disco, classical, jazz, swing, French cabaret, and showtunes. The films discussed range from silents to musicals, from dramatic and avant-garde films to documentaries in India, France, England, Australia, and the United States. The essays examine both “nondiegetic” music in film—the score playing outside the story space, unheard by the characters, but no less a part of the scene from the perspective of the audience—and “diegetic” music—music incorporated into the shared reality of the story and the audience. They include analyses of music written and performed for films, as well as the now common practice of scoring a film with pre-existing songs. By exploring in detail how musical patterns and structures relate to filmic patterns of narration, character, editing, framing, and mise-en-scene, this volume demonstrates that pop music is a crucial element in the film experience. It also analyzes the life of the soundtrack apart from the film, tracing how popular music circulates and acquires new meanings when it becomes an official soundtrack. Contributors. Rick Altman, Priscilla Barlow, Barbara Ching, Kelley Conway, Corey Creekmur, Krin Gabbard, Jonathan Gill, Andrew Killick, Arthur Knight, Adam Knee, Jill Leeper, Neepa Majumdar, Allison McCracken, Murray Pomerance, Paul Ramaeker, Jeff Smith, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Nabeel Zuberi

Fifth Avenue 5 A M

174 Mancini Is Ready to Score: Mancini's autobiography, Did They Mention the Music?, was indispensable here, as was The Sixties, Paul Monaco's volume in the History of the American Cinema (University of California. 2001).


Author: Sam Wasson

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781845136550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Before Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn was still a little-known actress with few film roles to speak of; after it – indeed, because of it - she was one of the world’s most famous fashion, style and screen icons. It was this film that matched her with Hubert de Givenchy’s “little black dress”. Meanwhile, Truman Capote’s original novel is itself a modern classic selling huge numbers every year, and its high-living author of perennial interest. Now, this little book tells the story of how it all happened: how Audrey got the role (for which at first she wasn’t considered, and which she at first didn’t want); how long it took to get the script right; how it made Blake Edwards’ name as a director after too many trashy films had failed to; and how Henry Mancini’s soundtrack with its memorable signature tune ‘Moon River’ completed the irresistible package. This is the story of how one shy, uncertain, inexperienced young actress was persuaded to take on a role she at first thought too hard-edged and amoral – and how it made Audrey Hepburn into gamine, elusive Holly Golightly in the little black dress - and a star for the rest of her life.

The Perfect Pub Quiz Book

242Who published his life story, "Did They Mention the Music"? in 1989? 243What was the name the horse that pulled Steptoe and Son's ragandbone cart? 244Which musical was "the most nonU subject ever to be given a U certificate"?


Author: Ken Wandell-George

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326740443

Category: Performing Arts


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5,000 Perfect Pub Quiz Trivia & General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Perfect Pub Quizzes!

American Roadkill

Henry Mancini, Gene Lees, Did They Mention the Music: The Autobiography of Henry Mancini (New York: Cooper Square Press, 1989), 141. 22. Bill McMurray, “Mojo Spirit a Winner at Odessa Permian,” Houston Chronicle, January 9, 1988, 27.


Author: Don H. Corrigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476684437

Category: Nature

Page: 250

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Slaughtered along our highways, roadkill may be observed regularly, but aren't likely to be given much thought. Research scientists, animal rights activists, roadkill artists, writers, ethicists and lyricists, however, are increasingly sounding the alarm. They report that we are killing the very animals we love, and are driving many of them to the brink of extinction. Detailing the death and destruction of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insect pollinators, this study examines the ways in which we are thus jeopardizing our own futures. Beginning in the Model T era, biologists counted the common carnage of the time--cottontails, woodchucks, and squirrels, mostly. That record-keeping continues today. Beyond the bleak statistics, zoologists are rerouting migratory paths of animals and are advocating for cat and dog companions. This book illuminates both our successes and failures in keeping animals out of harm's way and what those efforts reflect about ourselves and our capacity to care enough to alter the road ahead.

Just for a Thrill

DREAMGIRL 8' SUPREME FAITH My Life as a Supreme Updated Edition Mary Wilson 732 pp., 150 b/w photos, 15 color photos 0-8154-1000-X $1 9 .95 DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC? The Autobiography of Henry Mancini Henry Mancini with Gene Lees with ...


Author: James L. Dickerson

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 9781461661108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Lil Hardin Armstrong, Louis Armstrong's second wife, was a phenomenal jazz pianist who helped Louis achieve the status of jazz legend. This biography recounts her early years in Memphis, her career in roaring Chicago, and her separation from Louis.

Implication Readers Resources and Thomas Gray s Pindaric Odes

Those descriptive lines themselves do supply a transition from the “springs” and “rills” they mention to “music” by way of the phrase “stream of,” qualifying “music.” In considering the topic of the second stanza, the reviewer speaks of ...


Author: Frederick M. Keener

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611494143

Category: History

Page: 243

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More radically than had any contemporary English author s work, Thomas Gray s two Pindaric odes of 1757, effectively challenged readers powers of comprehension, posing problems of reference as well as distinctly Pindaric problems of coherence. Solving those problems calls for knowledge not widely had then, now, or in between."

The Singing Neanderthals

I apologize to any contributors to that volume if they did indeed mention music; if so, this must have been only in passing, as my meticulous reading of all chapters failed to note any such reference. 8This is, of course, ...


Author: Steven Mithen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780222585

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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A fascinating and incisive examination of our language instinct from award-winning science writer Steven Mithen. Along with the concepts of consciousness and intelligence, our capacity for language sits right at the core of what makes us human. But while the evolutionary origins of language have provoked speculation and impassioned debate, music has been neglected if not ignored. Like language it is a universal feature of human culture, one that is a permanent fixture in our daily lives. In THE SINGING NEANDERTHALS, Steven Mithen redresses the balance, drawing on a huge range of sources, from neurological case studies through child psychology and the communication systems of non-human primates to the latest paleoarchaeological evidence. The result is a fascinating and provocative work and a succinct riposte to those, like Steven Pinker, who have dismissed music as a functionless and unimportant evolutionary byproduct.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy

Neither those in the interactive or receptive preference group had more confidence that they could participate in music making than those not interested in participation but the individuals ... did the music therapy do and did it help?


Author: Jane Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191035982

Category: Psychology

Page: 872

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Music therapy is growing internationally to be one of the leading evidence-based psychosocial allied health professions, meeting needs right across the lifespan. Music therapy is a relational therapy in which the therapist and client collaborate to discover how music can be used to strengthen positive relating skills, attending to the client's immediate and longer term needs through assessment, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation of a music therapy programme. Music therapy is based upon the capacity of music provided by a trained and qualified practitioner to support, integrate, and heal trauma, pain, psychological distress, and to develop and extend the existing capacities of the client. In the Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, international leaders in the field from 10 countries have contributed their expertise to showcase contemporary music therapy. They share knowledgable perspectives from multiple models of music therapy that have developed throughout the world, including Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Field of Play, Community Music Therapy, and Resource Oriented Music Therapy. There is extensive information provided as to how music therapists practice and with whom, as well as the techniques used in music therapy individually and in groups, the research basis for the work, and professional and training issues in the field. The book is clearly laid out in five sections; contexts and populations, models and approaches, methods and techniques, research methods, and training and professional issues. Course materials can be structured around the book, or the book can be used as a starting point for students' learning about a model or population. Music therapy students will enjoy the clear descriptions of practice, the clinical vignettes, and the helpful pointers and tips for developing placement work. Unequalled in depth and breadth, this landmark publication is an essential resource for those starting out in Music Therapy, as well as for experienced practitioners.

Music Trades

[ Continued from first page ] between three and four hundred thouwork being done , let me mention music sand people ... Scarcely anywhere did they realize The Constitution of the Alliance that if this country is ever to be really for if ...




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Musical Criticisms

They also did something to make Mozart's church music known in London, though with little encouragement from the public, ... of musical education during the intervening period Mr. John Hullah's is worthy of specially honourable mention.


Author: Arthur Johnstone

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066171292

Category: Music

Page: 387

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"Musical Criticisms" by Arthur Johnstone. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Critical Music Historiography Probing Canons Ideologies and Institutions

The great majority of these musicians did not teach at music schools in Bosnia; nor did they settle down there and ... studies hardly ever mention the eminent presence of female professional musicians in Habsburg Bosnia, since they ...


Author: Vesa Kurkela

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317157212

Category: Music

Page: 332

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During the past two decades, there has emerged a growing need to reconsider the objects, axioms and perspectives of writing music history. A certain suspicion towards Francois Lyotard’s grand narratives, as a sign of what he diagnosed as our ’postmodern condition’, has become more or less an established and unquestioned point of departure among historians. This suspicion, at its most extreme, has led to a radical conclusion of the ’end of history’ in the work of postmodern scholars such as Jean Baudrillard and Francis Fukuyama. The contributors to Critical Music Historiography take a step back and argue that the radical view of the ’impossibility of history’, as well as the unavoidable ideology of any history, are counter-productive points of departure for historical scholarship. It is argued that metanarratives in history are still possible and welcome, even if their limitations are acknowledged. Foucault, Lyotard and others should be taken into account but systematized viewpoints and methods for a more critical and multi-faceted re-evaluation of the past through research are needed. As to the metanarratives of music history, they must avoid the pitfalls of evolutionism, hagiography, and teleology, all hallmarks of traditional historiography. In this volume the contributors put these methods and principles into practice. The chapters tackle under-researched and non-conventional domains of music history as well as rethinking older historiographical concepts such as orientalism and nationalism, and consequently introduce new concepts such as occidentalism and transnationalism. The volume is a challenging collection of work that stakes out a unique territory for itself among the growing body of work on critical music history.

Nineteenth Century Music

... sondern auch Beethoven treffen.75 In comparison, the opposition often did not mention historical precedents, in order not to weaken their general arguments about a music without origins (rarely did they engage in detailed analysis).


Author: Jim Samson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351556309

Category: Music

Page: 400

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This selection of essays represents a wide cross-section of the papers given at the Tenth International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music held at the University of Bristol in 1998. Sections include thematic groupings of work on musical meaning, Wagner, Liszt, musical culture in France, music and nation, and women and music.

ECGBL2015 9th European Conference on Games Based Learning

More girls mentioned games related to music, looks and pet care whereas more boys referred to racing games and ... mentioned games with age limits above their age, in neither case did they mention the age limits, nor did they seem to ...


Author: Robin Munkvold and Line Kolås

Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited

ISBN: 9781910810583

Category: Computers

Page: 826

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Standing tall and lean just like her daddy, Nat ( King ) Cole, did, carving out the lyrics with pristine clarity in a ... In music circles today they mention her name behind Streisand and maybe Minnelli, inevitably making comparisons to ...






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