Hello Cow, my name is Eoin I am a first year film student and this is my first post.
I am currently writing an essay on the history of sound design in film and research thus far has been easy enough. However there is one aspect I am having difficulty finding resources for and that is: "Development of genre specific thematic styles".
I realise I might be in the wrong place with this enquiry but if someone here could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.
Check out the website http://soundworkscollection.com/. A lot of great videos covering sound design on a lot of current movies. The Transformers one was especially good (http://vimeo.com/25669979). They cover a range of genres and even did a segment on the music for Angry Birds. Hope that helps.