Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Flicks

What movies do you plan to watch this weekend? Write to me and let me know your impression of the music. Did you find the soundtracks to effectively enhance what was happening on screen?

In conjunction with our week of horror, I plan to watch the 1934 film The Black Cat this weekend. I'll write back and let you know my thoughts on the music!

1 comment:

  1. This weekend I watched the 1934 classic "The Black Cat" starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in honor of our week of horror. The film used a compilation score consisting of many classical pieces including selections by Liszt, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Bach, and more. Though I didn't always find the choice in music to enhance the visual aspects, I did enjoy a few placements including the use of an arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme in connection with the honeymooners and the use of the second movement in Beethoven's Seventh Symphony during the dungeon scene. I also noted the use of diegetic music when Boris Karloff plays the organ, performing Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue. What did you watch this weekend?