Bernard Herrmann as Musical Colorist

A Musicodramatic Analysis of His Score for The Day the Earth Stood Still

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  • E. Todd Flegel Equinox Publishing Ltd.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v1i2/3.185

Keywords:

Bernard Herrmann, The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Author Biography

E. Todd Flegel, Equinox Publishing Ltd.

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Published

2010-12-02

How to Cite

Flegel, E. T. (2010). Bernard Herrmann as Musical Colorist: A Musicodramatic Analysis of His Score for The Day the Earth Stood Still. Journal of Film Music, 1(2/3), 185–215. https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v1i2/3.185

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