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    MUS 206LEC - Music In The Movies
    Lecture
    Music In The Movies 000 Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   20533   Enrollment Capacity:   44
    Section:   000   Enrollment Total:   29
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   15
    Dates:   08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   T R , 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    Room:   Baird 211 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Comments
    Music in the Movies - We will study the symbiotic relationship between great films and great film music. The course will be organized around the work of several well-regarded film-music composers, with special attention to their working relationships with favorite directors and within certain genres. Among others, we will consider Bernard Herrmann?s music for the films of Alfred Hitchcock (North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho), Henry Mancini?s scores for Blake Edwards (including the Pink Panther films and Breakfast at Tiffany?s), and Patrick Doyle?s contributions to the films of Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado about Nothing and Thor). We will also listen closely to the music of John Barry (who defined the musical world of the James Bond films by scoring From Russia with Love and nine others) and of John Williams (for the Star Wars and Harry Potter series, as well as most of the films of Steven Spielberg). There are no prerequisites for this course. The ability to read music is not required.
      Course Description
    Examines film music, considered within its chronological, thematic, and cultural contexts. Devotes class time to the presentation of classic or representative films in the history of film scoring, relevant musical material and concepts, and the basic vocabulary of music and film criticism. No prerequisites; requires no previous musical experience.
      Instructor(s)
                 Zino, W T look up    
      On-line Resources
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