Unformatted text preview: Soviet Film Music: An Historical Survey , by Tatiana Egorova, which was translated from the original Russian to English in 1997 by Tatiana Graf and Natalia Egunova. Egorova makes inconsistent claims about Shostakovich’s music; sometimes she is correct, but other times, she writes using incorrect information that taints her conclusions. Within these films, there are important categories of music that consistently operate in the same way. These are diegetic and non-diegetic, and leitmotivic/“naming themes.” The diegetic and non-diegetic categories usually remain separate, and this separation provides insight into the relationships between characters and between on-screen events. When the boundaries are blurred between the two, a significant event is occurring in the film. “Naming themes,” a sub-3...
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- Fall '13
- Literature, Shostakovich, Tatiana Egorova