The collection is outstanding; its overall quality and breadth of content, methods, and interpretive strategies are particularly well demonstrated in essays by Alexander Binns, Mark Brill, Victoria Hancock and Halfyard, Philip Hayward, Jamie Webster, and Ben Winters. This excellent volume could also serve as a textbook for a seminar in film music. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.
Choice, June 2013
Most of the topics within this volume are not those typically used in film music textbooks or broader-based publications,and this is perhaps its greatest strength… If one is interested in the genre of fantasy, is looking for supplemental material that is off the beaten path, or is simply interested in a few of the movies discussed here, this book deserves a look.
Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, 2013