Fascinating and essential for soundtrack fans, February 12, 2009
By sleep no more (Royal Oak, Michigan United States)
Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, and Elmer Bernstein are just a few of the names that have invited our hearts to race with a frantic melody during a chase scene, or left us wide eyed and holding our breath with a string crescendo while waiting to find out what was hiding beneath the stairs. From big names to obscure, from blockbuster to cult, Spencer has finally given soundtrack enthusiasts something to sink their teeth into! Loaded with fascinating tid bits, Spencer goes far beyond what you would expect in a book about film scores, and actually manages to inspire the same 'can't put it down' energy of a best seller (which I found a bit frustrating as I kept on wanting to keep tossing discs in the stereo.....but couldn't stop reading!). Brilliant I say.... absolutely brilliant!!!!!!!
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