History of the Film Score

AMERICAN CULTURE STUDIES 360

This course looks at the role of music in Hollywood films from the beginning of the sound era to the present. Larger themes include the importance of technology, industry structures shaping the nature of scores, notable film music composers, the relationship between music, gender and genre, music's role in the adaptation of literary texts to film, the power of directors to shape the content of film scores, and the importance of popular music as a driving economic and aesthetic force in film music history. Films to be screened include From Here to Eternity, Stagecoach, High Noon, The Night of the Hunter, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Born on the Fourth of July, Casino, Jarhead and The Social Network. Required Screenings: Mondays @ 4pm
Course Attributes: BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; EN H

Section 01

History of the Film Score
INSTRUCTOR: Decker
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