Method of instruction lecture based delivery of core

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:Lecture-based delivery of core content by the instructor will be supplemented by student participation and discussion. We will spend considerable time listening to and watching examples of film and film music. ACCESSING MATERIALS: Students are responsible for accessing films we will look at and discuss, and there are many options available online. iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Vimeo offer easy access to materials via purchase or rental. INNAPROPROPRIATE CONTENT – A DISCLAIMER Some of the films we will study this semester contain material that students may find offensive.Please note that by including a particular film on this syllabus, the instructor in no way endorses the narrative content or themes therein, or the socio-political belief systems of the film makers or composers. Films have been selected based solely on their historical significance and their use of music.
Page 3 of 7 WEEKLY OUTLINE: All course lecture topics and dates are subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be discussed in class. Class 1 Course Introductions Jan. 15/16When it works: The Return of the Pink Panther: scene “The Heist”Auteur I, Richard Wagner and the “Leitmotif” (Apocalypse Now, Birth of a Nation, What’s Opera, Doc?) Introduction to music theory and aural analysis. Elements of Film/Film terminology. Listening, Viewing and Readings as assigned.Class 2 Ear cramps/Brain cramps: aural analysis part II/Theory part II. Jan. 22/23Elements of Film/Film terminology part II.Functions of Film Music. R.P.P.,Planet of the ApesListening, Viewing and Readings as assignedClass 3The early days of film arts: People, Technology Jan. 29/30 Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber Birth of a Nation The Great Train Robbery Battleship Potemkin Suspense United Artists Listening, Viewing and Readings as assigned Class 4QUIZ 1, 15% Listening & Terms Feb. 5/6 Active Listening The Expressionist Movement The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Auteur II: Charlie Chaplin & City Lights Listening, Viewing and Readings as assigned Class 5Max Steiner. King KongFeb. 12/13Franz Waxman. Bride of Frankenstein Film meets Music: How it’s done. (Demonstration: The Thorn Birds) Steamboat Willie, Carl Stalling and the Click Track Entertainment/Escapism. Gone With the Wind Theme Song$ Casablanca Listening, Viewing and Readings as assignedFebruary 19-23 Study Week
Page 4 of 7 Class 6 Discussion of“Casablanca”Feb. 26/27Auteur III. Orson Welles, Citizen Kane Introduction to Bernard Herrmann Genre: Film Noir Discussion of Essay Listening, Viewing and Readings as assignedClass 7QUIZ 2, 15% Listening, Terms, AnalysisMarch 5/6 Music – Jazz. Bernstein and Stevens“Jazz” in the movies. A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wild OneGenre: The Western, The Musical The Magnificent Seven, The Big Country Singin’ in the Rain, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie GhamListening, Viewing and Readings as assignedClass 8 Social Shifts and The Religious Epic: The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur March 12/13Social Shifts and The Western: High Noon The return of Welles, the “Ultimate Film Noir”: Touch of Evil Listening, Viewing and Readings as assignedClass 9

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