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Students will choose two films form any of the films for this course that are in two different decades, from two different composers. (They can come from the required list ) The paper will be a discussion of how the two composers use music and sound through the different functions of film music. You can use information about film scoring for these different decades from Reel Music or any outside sources. Just please cite your work! You are giving me your analysis of how film music has developed and changed or remained the same over time. Please choose two films that show a significant difference in the development of film music. (Usually this needs to be more than just 10 years.) DO NOT PICK TWO FILMS BY JOHN WILLIAMS! He has been composing for many decades but his basic style has not drastically changed.
Select one film from the A list:
Chariots of Fire
Driving Miss Daisy
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
And select one film from B list:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Far and Away
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Memoirs of a Geisha
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back