MUSICOL 406 - Special Course
Section: 001 Film Music
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Graduate students elect MUSICOL 506.
May be repeated for credit.
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Although an apparently visual medium, film and video are inseparable from sound. Film soundtracks feature dialogue, sound effects, and music. This course explores how music transforms the viewer experience of feature films drawn from the silent, classic Hollywood, and modern eras. Films to be considered will include The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Jazz Singer (1927), King Kong (1933), Casablanca (1942), Singin' in the Rain (1952), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Psycho (1960), Goldfinger (1964), Star Wars (1977), Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Toy Story (1995), Amistad (1997), Illuminata (1998), Inception (2010), and The Hobbit (2013).

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Course activities include weekly film viewings and response papers set against lecture/discussions offering a historical survey of the development of film music as both practice and art. Graded assignments will include a film cue analysis and two examinations.

MUSICOL 406 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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