Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Music in Early Films of Katharine Hepburn

I have added a set of viewing notes that can act as informal cue lists for the early films of Katharine Hepburn, from A Bill of Divorcement (1932) through Break of Hearts (1935). The page is linked under "cue lists" on the "Supporting Materials" page. Here is the link: early Hepburn.

All of these films were released by RKO and as such make an interesting study not only in Hepburn's early development but also in studio style. That's true of music as well, as most of the underscoring was done by Max Steiner (the films after 1933 by Steiner's protegé Roy Webb).