Rhetoric EC! - 1 Rhetoric R1A, Section 5 December 3, 2007...

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Rhetoric R1A, Section 5 December 3, 2007 Extra Credit Opportunity Reflecting on the Different Music and Bunuel’s Additional Film After watching the fifteen minute surrealist film once again, I was convinced that it would be my last experience of Bunuel. It is well written and produced, but I just prefer the more conventional films of today. This time around, Un Chien Andalou was accompanied by a new musical score, one composed by Martin Matalon. Before the film was shown, Matalon expressed how much he enjoyed directing alternative music for silent films, since it plays an important role. However, the music’s role in this version took away too much from the film. It definitely changed the viewing experience. First of all, the music was very loud. I’m not sure if the volume was set unusually high, but there was no change in the dynamics or tempo. It remained static. But, there was one moment when the pitch sunk very low. This was when the man started to sexually attack the woman. It gave a sense of anticipation, like something was going to happen. Other than that, the
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course R 1A taught by Professor Mascuch during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Rhetoric EC! - 1 Rhetoric R1A, Section 5 December 3, 2007...

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