MUSIC 2F03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, Silent Film

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8 Apr 2018
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Cbs radio in 1934: writing music/plays. Bumps into orson wells: captures population of the world. Travels to hollywood with wells in 1940. 1955 begins collaboration with alfred hitchcock: don"t. Not technically a film noir, is why it"s the film that kicks film noir. Herrmann"s approach: the sound of a score depends on instrumentation. Only required for recording session no need to focus on performance. It was filmed originally in black and white because of the limited section. Alfred hitchcock started helping in films even during the silent era, and black and white era. Was it a budget decision to make the aesthetic decision or vice-versa. Herrmann decided to make a black and white score. Strings: herrmann said that the film is very cold each cue will contain exactly the same mood, detachment to it music isn"t responding moment to moment. Uses variety of sounds that can be produced by a string section.

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