MUSICOL 408 - Special Course
Section: 002
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
1 - 3
Class Misc Info:
Film Music.
Advisory Prerequisites:
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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This course is an introductory survey of the history and aesthetics of film music as exemplified in Hollywood and European productions from the late 1890s to the present day. Topics for discussion will include #8212; but will not be limited to — the dramatic function of music as an element of cinematic diegesis and as non-diegetic underscore, the codification of musical iconography in the standard cinematic genres, the symbolic use of pre-existing music in film scores, and the evolving musical styles of Hollywood composers. Special attention will be focused on the scores of Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, David Raksin, and Dmitri Tiomkin and on the use of music in the films of such directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Terrence Malick. In addition to lecture material, class sessions will involve the viewing and discussion of numerous film clips. Assignments will include readings, brief reports on the music in specified films viewed outside of class, and a final paper (2,000 words minimum) on the role of music in an instructor-approved film of the student's choice.

MUSICOL 408 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:30AM
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