During the 1940s and 1950s, Keller was the most outspoken voice in British film music. He argued passionately for ‘the need for competent film music criticism’, laid out the main topics of the day, and studied the contribution of all the main British composers and many others besides. In particular he championed William Alwyn, Arthur Benjamin and Alan Rawsthorne as well as the more established names of Auric, Bernstein, Britten, Thomson, Vaughan Williams and Walton. In 1959 he also devoted a column to ‘television music’.
This volume collects together all Keller’s writings on film music. It forms a vital complement to the contemporary Composing for the Film by Hanns Eisler and Theodor Adorno and provides an invaluable and unparalleled account of a great age for film music. Includes line drawings by Milein Cosman.Purchase the Book