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Soundtrack, Movies, Film

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What does music add to drama, or more specifically, movies? Without music, movies today would not be the same. When it comes to creating a film, the soundtrack is arguably just as important as videography or acting. We can come to a deeper understanding of filmmaking by examining the role music had to play in movies. By studying film music theory, we can better understand what music does to change a film. We can learn what it adds to the story or character development that takes place in a film. I will introduce film music theory and explore the roots that soundtracks have in opera, investigating Wagner’s leitmotif to discover how it influenced modern day movie scoring. Then I will demonstrate the application of these things by looking deeper into the soundtracks from two movies.

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How Wagner Landed in a Far Away Galaxy: Examining Film from a Musical Perspective

What does music add to drama, or more specifically, movies? Without music, movies today would not be the same. When it comes to creating a film, the soundtrack is arguably just as important as videography or acting. We can come to a deeper understanding of filmmaking by examining the role music had to play in movies. By studying film music theory, we can better understand what music does to change a film. We can learn what it adds to the story or character development that takes place in a film. I will introduce film music theory and explore the roots that soundtracks have in opera, investigating Wagner’s leitmotif to discover how it influenced modern day movie scoring. Then I will demonstrate the application of these things by looking deeper into the soundtracks from two movies.