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date: 19 July 2019

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This chapterexamines questions about musical scores of silent films. It highlights the ephemeralityof exhibition practices for the silent film and describes the reconstruction and exhibition of “special scores” composed for individual films. It discusses the main objectives for undertaking a project to resynchronize a “special score” with a silent film and identifies the elements of an “edition” of a silent film score that could have meaning in various forms.

Keywords: musical scores, silent films, exhibition practices, special scores, ephemerality

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