heinee14212 (film, music, literature) 15

heinee14212 (film, music, literature) 15 - have the same...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
was in, clearly defines the tonality of the cue. Only three “naming themes” are used in the film, one for the Gadfly, one for Gemma, and one for the battle against the Austrians. Hamlet , and the complexities that accompany the character and the film, is discussed in Chapter Five. Like The Gadfly , this film contains three “naming themes,” for the characters of Hamlet, Ophelia, and the Ghost. The theme of Hamlet, after being presented at its initial pitch level, never returns at the original pitch level, and begins at no fewer than eight pitch levels. This is done to show the constantly changing situation that surrounds Hamlet, a main focus of my analysis. In Hamlet , naming themes are used instead of leitmotives because the music is only played while the given character is on-screen; leitmotives imply a sense of reminiscence and do not
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: have the same requirements as naming themes. The final chapter discusses King Lear , Shostakovich’s final film score. In contrast to the other films analyzed in this dissertation, and to the vast majority of Soviet films in general, 3 the music for Lear contains no leitmotives, or even naming themes. Instead, recognition is achieved through such means as oppositions in instrumentation and melodic intervals. Similar to the other two films here, this film also begins and ends with the same, or very similar music. The audience does not know that the Main Title music belongs to the character of the fool until nearly 3 Other examples include the films scored by Prokofiev ( Alexander Nevsky , Ivan the Terrible, Parts I & II ) and Artemyev ( Solaris, Mirror ). 6...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern