The Problem of Music in a Historical Film

Authors

  • Herbert Stothart MGM Studios

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v4i1.21

Keywords:

early music, film music, Herbert Stothart, historical films, Romeo and Juliet

Abstract

Translated from Italian by Giorgio Biancorroso and edited by Giulio Ongaro. This article, originally written by Herbert Stothart in English, was published in Italian in 1937. In it, Stothart discusses the problem of how to provide music for historical films and offers as a case study his own score for MGM’s 1936 film Romeo and Juliet.

Author Biography

Herbert Stothart, MGM Studios

Herbert Stodhart was Music Director of the music department of MGM Studios during the 1930s, and also a composer there.

Published

2012-12-07

How to Cite

Stothart, H. (2012). The Problem of Music in a Historical Film. Journal of Film Music, 4(1), 21–26. https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v4i1.21

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