Music and the Moving Image

Module Leader:
Dániel Bolgár 
Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2017-2018 Summer
Level:
Orientation
Division:
Arts and Humanities

This introduction to film music course aims to introduce students to the often-overlooked aspect of the cinematic experience, namely on the accompanying music. Our seminars will consist of viewing famous film segments listening closely to the underlying soundtrack. We will discuss and analyse music from famous American and European movies in order to familiarize ourselves with the techniques of film composers such as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, Ennio Morricone, Max Steiner, Bernard Hermann and so on. We will also look at compilation music prepared by directors who took matters into their own hands (Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Chaplin just to name a few). We will try to find answers to the questions of how music best serves film and how it can affect our emotions. This module will develop a better understanding of cinema and music, alongside