CMS.925 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.

CMS.925 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Marks.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site or on the CMS.925 Stellar site.

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