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James Bernard, Composer to Count Dracula: A Critical Biography David Huckvale

James Bernard, Composer to Count Dracula: A Critical Biography

David Huckvale

Published May 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780786423026
Hardcover
297 pages
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Composers give a unique and powerful voice to the stories we see on the big screen. Those who work principally with one type of film may leave a unique imprint on an entire genre. James Bernard was one such composer. From 1952 to the late 1990s heMoreComposers give a unique and powerful voice to the stories we see on the big screen. Those who work principally with one type of film may leave a unique imprint on an entire genre. James Bernard was one such composer. From 1952 to the late 1990s he was one of horrors definitive and distinctive voices, scoring many of Hammers best-known films, including Dracula. This critical biography details Bernards life from struggle to success. More than just a biography, however, it is also a meticulous examination of his music, including its intricate mechanisms and the many sources of Bernards inspiration. Movie scores examined include The Quatermass Experiment, The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Reviews of Bernards work and reminiscences of the composer himself add depth and personal feeling to the biography. A music glossary and a filmography complete the work.