Tag : John Green

Raintree County

Many hours of my child-and-young adulthood were spent in the movie theaters of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This combined with a burgeoning interest in composition and music in general and film music in particular led to my early literary efforts to write seriously about the motion picture music of the late (and declining) Hollywood studio era, the…

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John Green

John Green was MGM’s Music Director from 1948 to 1958, after having established himself in the 1930s as a songwriter in New York. An economics major at Harvard, Green had studied with Adolph Deutsch when he came to Hollywood after gaining experience as an arranger and conductor at Paramount’s Astoria Studios in New York. Green’s…

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Raintree County

The composition of the dramatic music score for any “epic” motion picture presents many rough and special problems. Not the least of these is sheer length. A motion picture that is to run in excess of three hours will, the chances are, require a dramatic score of approximately ninety minutes. Some such films will, of…

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