Tony Thomas’s popular history of Hollywood film music (from the thirties through the nineties) as viewed through portraits of many of its foremost practitioners.
Music for the Movies discusses the lives, works, and influences of:
“Tony Thomas is the preeminent authority on film music. Music for the Movies is an essential work for anyone interested in first-hand knowledge of this unique art form.”
“Music for the Movies is the one book that should be in the library of anyone interested in learning about this art of the twentieth century.”
“All of us who compose for films owe Tony Thomas a great debt of gratitude for being among the first to take our music seriously and to write about our contribution to the art of moving pictures with real knowledge and discernment.”
“Tony Thomas, a gentleman and a legend, has given us a provocative insight into the world of film music with his book Music for the Movies.”
“For anyone setting out to study film music I don’t think you could do better than to start with Music for the Movies. It’s the best overview of the history of the art I’ve seen so far.”
“A fascinating read for the film music lover.”