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978-0-8108-4965-5 • Hardback • December 2003 • $70.00 • (£54.00)
978-0-8108-5910-4 • Paperback • February 2007 • $52.00 • (£40.00)
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Heather Laing holds a Ph.D. in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick. She has taught at the University of Warwick and Southampton Institute of Higher Education and is currently a freelance researcher and writer on film music and film studies.
Chapter 1 Figures
Chapter 2 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 3 Acknowledgments
Chapter 4 Introduction
Chapter 5 Chapter 1 Gabriel Yared's Musical Background
Chapter 6 Chapter 2 Yared's Technique of Film Scoring
Chapter 7 Chapter 3 Themes and Issues in The English Patient
Chapter 8 Chapter 4 The Narrative Soundtrack
Chapter 9 Chapter 5 The Score
Chapter 10 Appendix A Filmography
Chapter 11 Appendix B Awards and Nominations
Chapter 12 Notes
Chapter 13 Bibliography
Chapter 14 Index
Chapter 15 About the Author
In 1997, Gabriel Yared won an Academy Award for the original dramatic music score he wrote for The English Patient. In this study, Laing critically examines the score and discusses its narrative function within the film. Yared's musical background and his film composition technique are also explored. Laing is a freelance researcher and writer specializing in film music and film studies. This is the first paperback edition of a work originally published in 2004.
— Reference and Research Book News, May 2007
The origination of the material is well thought out and is accomplished in such a way that even those unfamiliar with academic explorations will find the discussion interesting and informative...recommended for its general analysis of the film.
— Film Score Monthly