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Ryerson University
Media Studies
RTA 180
Kristin Force

MUS110 – September 5, 2013 Minimalism – Repetition Reservoir Dogs – Quentin Tarantino Stuck in the Middle With You, 70’s bubble gum hit, used in Torture scene in which a cop had his ear cut off with a barber’s blade.  Upbeat/happy, contrasts what’s happening in the scene  Visually, clip emphasized POV of the tortured, which song puts the viewer in the torturer’s head The Natural – Dir. Barry Levinson, Comp. Randy Newman Scene 1: Orchestral score played over scene of boy catching baseball in slow motion. Scene 2: Shows boy as an adult, reminiscing on the past, with quiet, eerie, music in the background. Later switches to a more, upbeat score. Scene 3: Boy, as adult, carving a baseball bat, with upbeat, successful music in the background.  Music connects past to present  Themes: Bat, Childhood, Romance  Music outlines/parallels image o Music reflected the emotion Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)  Coined the term, “Total Artwork,” wanting to incorporate all the elements of lighting, visuals, philosophy, etc.  He achieved musical unity, connecting scenes using the same music, and created a flow. (One song, happy to sad)
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