There are also some other good books on the subject of film scoring..."ON THE TRACK" and "LISTENING TO MOVIES", both by Fred Karlin. You might want to check-out these two books which take a close look at some very notable filmscores and include bios and actual excerpts from specific scores throughout. I also go to the Internet Movie DataBase (http://www.imdb.com
) to look up a movie's soundtrack composer. There I can also link to his other soundtracks as well. Also, if you really like soundtracks, you might want to check into the Telarc series of recordings by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: Classics of the Silver Screen, Star Tracks I & II, Hollywood's Greatest Hits I & II, Time Warp, Movie Love Themes, Chiller, Fantastic Journey and others in this series. Many of the performances are even better than the original scores ("Back To The Future" is a good example).