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Film Music: A Research Guide

Composer Interviews & Source Readings

This page outlines resources for interviews with film composers discussing their work and period source readings on film music.

Many publishers have created compendiums of film composer interviews, while scholars have likewise gathered and edited influential critiques, reviews, and manifestos written by composers and other industry practitioners from throughout the twentieth century on the power and role of music. The following titles offer a representative sample of such works and link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

The following websites are an excellent starting point to locate recorded interviews of film composers.