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  • Copland's Music
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    Melinda Davidson Period 6 Aaron Copland (November 14) was an American composer of modern tonal music as well as film music. Copland's music achieved a difficult balance between simple and effective composition. His often slow harmonies were near motionless recalling the vast American landscape. He incorporated percussive orchestration For the use of the term 'orchestration' in computer science, see orchestration (computers) Outside of composing, Copland often served as a teacher and lecturer. Du...
  • Different Kinds Of Music
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    A lot has been said and written about the inscrutable 'Russian soul' - yet, it still keeps its mystery. Here are some of our thoughts about the common traits of the people inhabiting this multiform and contradict ive country. Certainly, the picture is only approximate, as those traits vary greatly depending on an age group, region, education, profession, belief, etc. 'Spacious soul' or 'big nature' - that will be the first thing to hear from a Russian if asked about the Russian national characte...
  • Luhbrmann Film
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    Romeo and Juliet Two films, both alike in content, set in fair Verona, where the directors laid out their scene, one created by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 and the other by Baz Luhbrmann in 1996. Both cinematic, both staying true to the plot and dialogue, each one radically different than the other, Zeffirelli sets his film within historical actuality, while Luhbrmann presents his with a modern twist. A story of love, revenge and death, revolving around a pair of star-crossed lovers, interpreted d...
  • Connie Leaves With Arnold Friend
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    Suspension Without Suspense Though the film Smooth Talk maintains considerable fidelity to Joyce Carol Oates's, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, the written form on which it is based, a single yet critical difference separates a literary masterpiece from a cheap flick's misguided interpretation. The main pitfall of the film adaptation is that it portrays a concrete ending, effectively negating the possibility of alternative conclusions, an intentional device employed by the author. Cons...
  • Meet Me In St Louis
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    The Aspect of Sound in Meet Me In St. Louis In 1904 Eugene Lau ste successfully recorded sound onto a piece of photographic film. This invention was known as a "Sound Grate" the results where still far to crude to be used to public display. The cameras used to film "The Talkies" as they where known, had to be kept in enormous soundproof casing. This immediately hindered directors creativity and made movies such as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) much more rigid. Because of the fascination with the l...
  • Film Chocky
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    Chocky The Novel Chocky was written by John Wyndham and was later adapted into a TV drama by the BBC. The producers, Pamela Lonsdale and Vic Hughes, kept the same title for the TV series as the Novel, and named it Chocky, but the Film text had some changes in events, different character interpretation and alternative way of showing foreshadowing. The Film version differs quite a lot from the Novel. There were a number of changes to the plot, but most of these were only little issues. One of the ...
  • Film A Successful Appropriation
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    Choose one of the various film versions of The Taming of the Shrew, the musical Kiss Me Kate or the recent film Ten Things I Hate About You, and critically evaluate the success or otherwise of this film as an appropriated text. The 1953 film of the musical Kiss Me Kate is successful in many aspects as an appropriation of the Shakespearian play The Taming of the Shrew. These include: the transmission of Kiss Me Kate from the live Broadway musical to the film version; and the clear portrayal of th...
  • Film Iron Jawed Angels
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    Iron Jawed Angels is a film which portrays the women's suffrage movement during the 1920's. The film is a documentary and a drama which uses live action and music to deliver the sympathetic and distressful mood the film creates. An example of the distressful mood is when the suffragists refuse to eat when they go to prison. This shows how passionate and distressed the suffragists are to get the 19th amendment passed, which would give women the right to vote. The films message, which is the hards...
  • Effective Film Score
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    Film Score Music To say that music plays a large role in our society would not do justice to one of the most important and popular art forms of yesterday and today. We underestimate the effectiveness and power that music, in any form, can have over even the most insensitive of people. In almost everything we do and see music is involved in some form or another. Be it a piece played at a wedding, a song played on the radio or even the music played in the background in a television commercial. The...
  • Film Composer Alfred Newman
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    The Green Mile Frank Darabont (writer-director-producer) in 1999, returned to the director's chair for the first time in five years. Darabont, who not only directed Shawshank Redemption, but adapted it from a Stephen King story, followed the exact same path with The Green Mile. The film was released by Warner Bros. Pictures, and Produced by Castle Rock Entertainment, Dark woods Productions, and Warner Bros. David Valdes is the producer, David Tattersall, B.S.C. is the director of photography, Te...
  • Fight Scenes Through The Use Music
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    Music is a fundamental necessity in the world that we live in today. We all implement music in our everyday lives whether it's professionally or solely for entertainment purposes. Some people build careers on music as musicians, composers, singers, or teachers while the latter of us just need music to get through the day whether we " re driving or at work or just need to relax. The need for music in our contemporary society affects us in a myriad of different ways -- including the undeniable eff...
  • Most Prominent Aspect Of Kubrick's Film Style
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    Kubrick Lives The theory of authorship as applied to film directors is a subject that is argued extensively throughout the film world. The auteur theory was first introduced in the French film journal Cahiers du Cinema. Andrew S arris who suggested that there are a group of filmmakers who fit into this category brought the theory to America. It states that in order for a director to be considered an auteur, there must be a consistency of style and theme across a number of films. Very few contemp...
  • Musical Score
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    Sarah Webb Intro to Film 11/6/03 Mildred Piers When does the music move and match the motion of objects in the film? During the opening credits the music is very bitter sweet and gives the audience mixed emotions about the rest of the movie. The powerful orchestra becomes loud and soft with crescendos and decrescendos as the waves of the ocean wash up and then retreat from the shore is a rolling motion. Another example of this is when the police officers are running down the hill of sand and cha...
  • Film Romeo And Juliet
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    Movies often use different techniques to attract a certain age group. The director of Romeo and Juliet, Baz Luhrmann, shot this film with an urban atmosphere which target the teenagers especially. Baz Luhrmann manipulated Shakespeare's greatest romantic story from the Renaissance period background to this modern time period background. The film Romeo and Juliet used actors, costumes, and music to appeal all the teenagers around the world. The film Romeo and Juliet used Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo...
  • Moulin Rouge The Music
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    Musicals, because of the lack of sound until the late 20's, were the last major movie genre to appear (web). Their roots are quite evident in broadways and operettas and they are defined as narrative movies with musical and dance numbers which carry along the story line. Two great musicals from two different film eras will be studied throughout this paper. Their similarities, but also differences shall be pointed out and argued by their use of film form. The more recent musical to breakthrough i...
  • Lina As Kathy Off Screen
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    In the "Golden Age" of the studio system, musicals were popular fare. Stars were defined as much by their singing and dancing skills as they were by their acting skills, screen presence, and good looks. Though music has been a part of movies almost as long as sound itself, it took time before the movie musical developed into a mature genre. Perhaps the final step in the musical genres coming of age came with the advent of the integrated musical in which songs are linked to both narrative and cha...
  • Film Like Romeo And Juliet
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    Film is probably the most effective way of portraying a story. They don't just tell the story, they can also make the audience feel part of it. Film makers can choose what they want their audience to see and feel, making the viewer emotionally attached. All genres set up expectations in an audience and never disrupt the expectations, for example, the audience always knows that a James Bond film will be full of action, he will defeat the villain and get the girl. I will examine the way films tell...
  • Prolific Characteristic Of The Musical Film Genre
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    Jane Feuer, in her essay "The Self-Reflective Musical", writes that a prolific characteristic of the musical film genre is to create an illusion of enhanced entertainment by manipulation of three themes: spontaneity, integration, and recognition of an audience. These themes all serve to naturalize individual musical performance and to involve the film's audience more closely with the plot and its characters. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Done and Gene Kelly, 1952, USA), true to its genre, encompa...
  • Shakespeare's Text
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    I read Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet' in class and then watched Baz Luhrmann's film version in the cinema. There was no comparison! When I first read the text I found it quite difficult and turgid. I thought Shakespeare's opening was good with the jokes and the fighting and I really liked Mercutio's spell-binding 'Queen Mab's peach. I also felt truly sorry for Juliet who was alone and isolated for much of the play. However nothing prepared me for the movie! I was enthralled. Luhrmann's op...
  • Most Effective Film Openings As The Action
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    What makes an effective film opening? Well that is the question I am going to answer in this essay. There are a lot of factors that make a good film opening such as sound, lighting and effects. The film I will be using is "S.W.A.T". I have chosen this film because I think it has a good film opening; it has a mix of sounds and visual effects. Personally I love my film openings to be packed full of explosions special effects and action, faint music in the background so you still get an effect from...

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