Thursday, May 14, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

"Omitting strings from the orchestration entirely, the ever-experimental [Bernard Herrmann] employs [on Journey to the Center of the Earth] thundering pipe organ, mesmerizing harp, blaring brass, crashing percussion and a rare wind instrument known as the serpent that collectively evoke the cavernous journey into the bowels of the Earth."

– from Chapter 5: Sci-Fidelity and the Superhero Spectrum of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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