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Film music study questions READINGS exam2 FINISHED

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forgoEXAM #2 READINGS STUDY GUIDE Chion, “Kubrick’s Cinema Odyssey” 1. What is a temp score? - Consists of editing a piece of pre-existing music to a scene as to find the scene's "inner rhythm" before the new/original score is composed. - Often makes the director fond of the temp track since "music tends to 'grow into' the film with repetition and time" 2. How does the author characterize director Stanley Kubrick’s relationship to film score composer Alex North? - Kubrick was already starting to abandon classic scores with previous films - Kubrick admitted to North he wanted to keep "some original temp track" - North wanted to compose complete original score but… Kubrick notified him he'll just "use silence" for the remainder of the film - Didn't use ANY of North's composed music; North found out at first screening.. (Kubrick as also producer had full control of music) Notes from reading about movie: - music only in scenes up for "interpretation" --> action/murder scenes tend to not have music at all.. - silent scenes = space flights (aided by the Waltz song) --> "Anempathetic" music; music contrasts scene in movie - each cue when using the borrowed music is split into 2 parts to frame a dialogue scene; reinforces the role of each music as a marker for a particular atmosphere - the different pieces of borrowed music both tear the film apart (isolating the diff parts from one another) and creates unity thru their differences Whittington, “Music and Speculation in 2001 1. How does the music in 2001 differ from that of typical science fiction film? - Structure is "musical" rather than dramatic = offered a new "cinema of sensations" by mixing original images with preexisting music (unexpected juxtapositions of music + image) 2. How does the music of 2001 challenge traditional film scoring practices? - Traditional film uses leitmotifs -2 types of traditional scores: score and source music; traditional scores "enter into a system of narration" but subversive to the image/dramatic action ---> CONTRAST: 2001 - music supports visuals of scene and "participates" in the scene; film is edited in synch to music 3. Define source music - music you can find the source of on screen/off screen (coming from a radio/tv, etc) 4. Name some of the classical compositions used in 2001 . - Blue Danube Waltz (space scenes) - Zarathustra - beginning scene with monkeys -Requiem (monolith scenes) - Gayaneh - weird eerie sounding music throughout space scenes (isolation etc) 5. Describe the image-sound relationship between the monolith scenes and the use of Ligeti’s Requiem . (LEITMOTIF FOR MONOLITH) - presides over the image of the monolith at 3 pts of film: 1) with monkeys - music status reveals a status change in the minds of apes, initiating the idea that the monolith causes a change in thoughts leading to course of evolution 2) when its examined by scientists on Clavius: - monolith and music punctuate the mystery of mankind's origins, evolution and connection to
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universe 3) when it floats thru space thru Jupiter Mission: - traces monolith as it assigns with planets and disappears.. triggered a lot of drug-experimentation
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