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A Study on the Compositional Manners for Emphasizing the Dramatic Lines in Film

영화의 장면에 악센트를 부여하는 음악 기법 연구

  • 신혜승 (여주대학교 실용음악과)
  • Received : 2016.10.13
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30

Abstract

The marriage between music and film, both temporal art forms, demands that the inherent aspects of note in each medium are brought into correspondence within a dramatic context. In film-making, the most crucial and difficult problem a film composer faces is finding the music that seems absolutely right for the film and its characters, sequences and dramatic lines. When writing a film score, composers become musical dramatists; some have a special instinct that enables them to find the right kind of melodic line, orchestral texture, rhythmic device and musical style to bring out what they intuitively recognize as the essential aspect of the drama. In this study, several examples are cited - Alex North, Hugo Friedhofer, Bernard Herrmann and David Raksin - that underline this kinetic function of music in film. Effort is made to uncover as many possibilities as possible, so as to arrive at a better understanding of how the two media interrelate for the purpose of emphasizing the dramatic lines.

Keywords

Ambiguous Tonal Structure;Film music;Musical Irony;Musical Synchronization;Thematic Repetition

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