21M.284 Film Music

Class Info

Surveys styles and dramatic functions of music for silent films of the 1910s-20s, and music in sound films from the 1930s to the present. Close attention given to landmark scores by American and European composers, including Korngold, Steiner, Rozsa, Prokofiev, Copland, Herrmann, Rota, Morricone, and Williams. Subsidiary topics include new trends in contemporary film-scoring, pop scores, the impact of electronics, and specialized genres (e.g., animation). Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments. Some background in the study of film and/or music is expected.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.284 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by M. Marks.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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