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Miklós Rózsa's “The Killers”: Comparing the concert suite to the original film score
by Alpizar, Mark, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 34; 1591620
Abstract (Summary)

In 2005, materials from Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa's personal collection were donated to Syracuse University. Among them were copies of materials used in the recording of the original film score to the 1946 movie, The Killers. In this report, these materials are analyzed and compared to the concert suite that was orchestrated by Patrick Russ and John Kull at the request of the composer. This comparison is augmented by an analysis of each of the score's themes including their cinematic functions and discussion of The Killers' origin as a short story by Ernest Hemingway. A brief historical overview of Rozsa's life and notable works is also included.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hickman, Roger
Commitee: La Marca, Perry, Muller-Stosch, Johannes, Torres-Santos, Raymond
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Film studies
Keywords: Hemingway, Ernest, Kull, John, Rozsa, Miklos, Russ, Patrick
Publication Number: 1591620
ISBN: 978-1-321-83417-8
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