Distinguished author Emilio Audissino talks about his acclaimed book The Film Music of John Williams - Reviving Hollywood's Classical Style, the first and only monograph book in English language dedicated to the music of Maestro John Williams, now updated and revised in a newly published second edition from University of Wisconsin Press.
In this conversation, Audissino talks about the process that brought him to write a book on John Williams and the specific angle he chose, focusing on the composer's revival of Hollywood's classical symphonic style through the film scores of such movies as Jaws, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, adding his own thoughts on the burgeoning study work on John Williams' music by academic professors and researchers across the globe that happened in the last few years. Audissino also talks about updating the second edition with a new chapter dedicated to the film/music analysis of Williams' gothic score for John Badham's Dracula (1979). Joining the conversation is music theorist Frank Lehman, another distinguished scholar who devoted a lot of his field work to the music of Maestro Williams.
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