Research Paper on a Film Score of the student’s choice with Instructor's Approval (10 pages +): DUE November 19. Turned in on Canvas

 

Basic outline:
I  Cover Page
II Introduction
III General information: Historical narrative, biographical etc
IV Discussion of the pertinent musical style (classical, romantic, be-bop, etc)
V Discussion and analysis of a relevant piece of music
VI Conclusion
VII Bibliography

There are many to choose from. Here are some good choices. If you are not sure ask! (What I don’t want you to do is what you already know! Pick something else!)
Max Steiner (King Kong), Erich Korngold (Robin Hood), Bernard Herrmann (Psycho), Elmer Bernstein (The Great Escape), Miklos Rozsa (Ben Hurr), Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), John Williams (Star Wars), Jerry Goldsmith (Blue Max), James Horner (Avatar), Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk), Joe Hisiashi (Laputa, Castle in the Sky)

You may use whatever format you wish (MLA, etc). Make sure to supply footnotes; give credit where credit is due. You must use books as well as Websites! At least 2 books.  One must be the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians) A minimum of 5 resources. Make sure to spell/grammar check you paper! You are welcome to show me a rough draft.

Some resources

DVD: Score: A Film Music Documentary (Youtube)
Text:
Hickman: Roger: Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music. Norton, 2nd edition, 2017 Reference:
Cooke, Mervyn: A History of Film Music: 2008
Dixon, Wheeler & Foster, Gwendolyn: A Short History of Film (3rd Addition)
Thompson & Bordwell: Film History: An Introduction (3rd edition)

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