Music in film, both specially composed and/or appropriated, often determines the character and emotional gravity of the greatest films. Some films, such as Taxi Driver, Vertigo, and 2001: A Space Odyssey are literally unthinkable without their scores. This seminar presents a roughly chronological survey of the greatest film scores, from masterpieces by Korngold and Hermann up to the present day. Relevant clips are presented with commentary and analysis. Also included is a discussion of the film composer’s craft, with the necessity of split second timing and utter versatility.
6-week Wednesday afternoon class, starting February 13.
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Image credit: Taxi Driver poster, Public Domain, Overlay from iStockPhotos.