Book 1 Expanded Table of Contents

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Book One: Beginnings And The First Golden Age (1900-1959)



Chapter 1: Overture

Chapter 2: Beginnings
The Sounds of the Silents
The Sounds of the Talkies
Max Steiner and the Legacy of King Kong
Franz Waxman Meets The Bride of Frankenstein
Things To Come from Sir Arthur Bliss

Chapter 3: Universal’s Monsters & Other Old Friends

1. The Universal Monster Music Factory
Heinz Roemheld – What Music He Makes
Broekman, Kaun, and Frankenstein
Dr. Jekyll & Dr. Moreau
James Dietrich – Unwrapping The Mummy
Karl Hajos – Music of the Mariphasa’s Curse
Clifford Vaughn and The Raven
Flash Gordon and Music for the Universal Serials
Frank Skinner Meets the Monsters
Hans J. Slater – Master Monster Maestro

2. Beyond Universal
The B-movie Music Directors
The Axt of Fu Manchu
Silvers and Gold
Louis Levy’s Ghoul Chords

Chapter 4: The Fantastic Voyages of Miklos Rozsa
That Certain Elusive Magic: The Thief of Bagdad
Music for Mowgli
The Thrillers and the Theremin
A Diversity of Musical Efforts
A Double Time
Double Life, Singular Genius

Chapter 5: Fantasy Film Music Of The 30s & 40s
Erich Korngold: Influential Swashbuckler
Sanctuary! – Alfred Newman and the Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Vivid Melodies and Mysteriosos of Victor Young
The Friedhofer Touch
Spoliansky Goes West
The Undying Music of David Raksin
A Picture of Herbert Stothart
Morris’ Monster Music
Tansman’s Flutes and Fantasy
Return of Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Werner Heymann’s Journey Into Prehistory
Leigh Harline and the Isle of the Vorvolaka
The Bakaleinikoffs
Toch of Class
The Phantom and the Cobra Woman
Dale and the Catman
Music Directors of the 1940s

Chapter 6: The Quiet Horror Music Of Roy Webb
I Married A Witch
Cat People
The Leopard Man
I Walked With A Zombie
The Seventh Victim
The Ghost Ship
The Curse of the Cat People
The Body Snatcher
Mighty Joe Young
A Musical Webb is Woven

Chapter 7: Whimsy And Invasion In Dimitri Tiomkin’s Film Music
Tiomkin in Wonderland
Romance of Orlac
Strains of Shangri-La
It’s Wonderful Music
Music on My Shoulder
Tiomkin Meets Tarzan
A Musical Portrait of Jennie
Music From Another World

Chapter 8: Big Bugs & Outer Space: Sci-Fi Music in the Explosive 1950s
Destination: Music (Leith Stevens)
Grofé’s Rocketship
Al Glasser’s Amazing Colossal Music
Universal Science Fiction in the ‘50s
Fingers of Fantasy (Frederick Hollander/5,000 Fingers of Dr. T)
Music Director from Mars (Stanley Wilson)
Sukman Meets Gog
Unearthly Vars
Ro-Men and Cat Women (Elmer Bernstein)
Daughter of Dementia (George Antheil)
The Mad Musician (Arthur Lange)
Pure Gold (Ernest Gold)
Fried’s Roots of Horror
Invaders from Glickman (Raul Kraushaar, Mort Glickman/Invaders from Mars)
Mesa of Lost Music (Hoyt Curtin)
The Great Ant Kaper (Bronislau Kaper/Them!)
Paul Sawtell & Burt Shefter: Monster Music Mavericks
William Lava’s Flowing Music
The Lenard-Gordon Connection
Project Gilbert (Herschel Burke Gilbert)
A Thousand and One Skiles (Marlin Skiles)
M for Michelet
The House of Buttolph
Zahler Music
Superman Versus the Music Men (Darrell Calker)
The Carras of Frankenstein (Nicholas Carras)
The Haunted Music of Laszlo
Colossus Chords of Van Cleave
The Night of Walter Schumann
It Came from Mischa Bakaleinikoff
The Emergence of Ronald Stein
I Was A Composer for A Teenage Werewolf (Paul Dunlap)
20,000 Leagues of Music (Paul J. Smith)
Greene Themes
Invasion of the Dragon (Carmen Dragon/Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Newman At Large (Lionel Newman)
From The Bat to The Moon (Louis Forbes)
Symphonic Cues for Killer Shrews (Harry Bluestone & Emil Cadkin)
The Cross and The Blob (Ralph Carmichael)
Of Pirates & Dinosaurs (Alex Alexander/Two Lost Worlds; Louis Palange/King Dinosaur)
The Hideous Film Scores (The Hideous Sun Demon, Teenagers From Outer Space, The Monster of Piedras Blancas)

Chapter 9: Giant Invasions: Monster Music in the Land of the Rising Sun, 1954-1985
Akira Ifukube, the Voice of Gojira
Ghostly Hauntings of Fumio Hayasaka
Scores of Masaru Satô
Tōru Takemitsu’s Ghost Stories
Hikaru Hayashi’s Horrors
Vampire Chords (Nobuo Nakagawa/Vampire Man)
The Secret of Sei Ikeno
Other Monsters & Heroes
The Last War of Ikuma Dan
Music for Mothra
Gamera Music
Manabe vs. Megalon
Yasushi Akutagawa’s Samurai Ghosts
Space Wars, Nippon-Style
Slime Royale

Chapter 10: Amazing Stories from the Twilight Zone: Fantasy & Sci-fi Music for Television, Part 1:
Early Televised Sci-Fi and Horror
The Adventures of Klatzkin
Good Eeeveninnnnng… (Alfred Hitchcock Presents/Alfred Hitchcock Hour)
A Signpost Up Ahead… Music from the Twilight Zone
Taking Music One Step Beyond
Thriller Scores
From the Inner Mind, To… (The Outer Limits)
My Musical
Odd Couples and Strange Bedfellows (Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, etc)
Spectacular Worlds of Irwin Allen
Sci-Fi and Comedy
The Kooky, Mysterious, and Spooky Television Music of Vic Mizzy
Sounds of Supermarination (Barry Gray)
Who’s Music
Music in the Key of 6 (The Prisoner)
Music for Biff! Pow! (Batman, The Green Hornet, etc.)
What No Man Has Heard Before (Star Trek)
From Collins to Kolchak: Maestro of the Macabre (Robert Cobert)
“Mrs. Peel, We’re Needed”
The Music from U.N.C.L.E. and other Spies
Tomorrow, People
The Incredible Harnell
Of Apes and Cylons and Other Living Things
Goldenberg Gallery
Mellé Music
TV Music of Laurence Rosenthal
Holdridge and Warriors
The Stevens Touch (Morton Stevens)
Made-For-TV Movie Music
Music for The Next Generation
Mollin’s Motifs
Early Season Snows (Mark Snow)
Amazing Music (Amazing Stories, Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, etc.)

Chapter 11: Appendix: Classical Music in Fantastic Film Scores
Planets in Alignment (Holst’s The Planets)
Bach to the Fugue (Toccata & Fugue)
Music of Wrath (Dies Irae)
Kubrick and Classical Music as Film Score
The Black Swan
Heroic Chorales

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