Part one: introduction and overview Background information Influences: a short history of cinema sound Part two: film genres and their composers Early sound films Epic films (historical, romance and westerns) Drama, mystery and suspense Comedy War films Animation Horror, sci-fi and the supernatural Romance, action and adventure Musicals Documentaries Art films Modern blockbusters World cinema Compilation soundtracks Part three: useful information Examinations Epilogue and resources Glossary Index
David Ventura read music at Edinburgh University and is currently director of music at Hereford Sixth Form College. He has lectured nationwide on music technology and has advised the UK Government on assessment in the National Curriculum for music at all key stages. He has acted as a consultant for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, was chair of the Southern Examining Group's GCSE panel, examined for a number of boards, and has also run many teacher-training courses for Keynote Education. He is a prolific composer and enjoys playing jazz piano.