|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 15:18 |
I chose the technique of background music in movies to discuss. Music is used throughout movies for many different reasons. Music can be used to fill up space or create the mood during a particular scene. When background muic is played the viewer is automatically set into a mood without consciously knowing it. Music can sometimes be more effective to set the tone and mood than any visual or spoken words. Music is used differently depending on the genre of the film. It is prevalent in thrillers and suspenseful films.
Some directors are known for their distinct use of music but Alfred Hitchcock is the opposite. Hitchcock is known for the lack of music in his films. He backs his work up by saying he doesn't want to overshadow the script or dramatic moments with the actors on screen. His usage is particularly interesting because he is sometimes referred to as the master of suspense.
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