Unformatted text preview: until approximately 1980. The major directors discussed in this chapter are Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, and Grigori Kozintsev – each has their own interpretation of Shakespeare, and how each applies to his representative culture. The chapter also investigates how various eras interpreted society, and how that is manifested in the Shakespeare films of those eras. The first part of the dissertation concludes with a survey of Shostakovich’s experiences with film, and how the style of his film music is a mirror of his concert music of the time. During the time period just after the death of Stalin, Shostakovich’s music tended to be diatonic and straightforward, only using chromaticism decoratively, and his music for The Gadfly fits this model. However, 4...
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- Literature, Film director, Shostakovich, referential reminiscent way, significant Soviet films