- What are the three categories of sound that filmmakers work with?
2. What is a film score?
3. What kind of artist creates sounds like footsteps, breaking bones, windows crashing, etc.?
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10. Saving Private Ryan (Gary Rydstrom): Spielberg said he didn’t want the film to sound ______________________.
9. Das Boot (Bor, Pyke, LeMare, Baker) : All sound was added ____________ ______________ because of technical difficulties while filming.
8. M (Fritz Lang): it was released just __________ years after the first film with sound.
7. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky): This film is sound as _____________.
6. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson) : The ear draws us _________________ while the eye draws us outward.
5. Gravity (Glenn Freemantle): There is no sound in a vacuum, but there is ________________ sound that comes from two objects touching.
4. Star Wars: Ben Burtt combined the jobs of sound recorder, sound editor, and sound mixer… creating the job of sound _____________________.
3. Wall-E (Ben Burtt): Used the universal language of intonation as spoken by _________________.
2. Eraserhead (Lynch and Splett): if Wall-E is sound as communication, Eraserhead is sound as _____________.
1. The Conversation: In Walter Murch’s opinion, dialogue often holds all the mind’s attention. But when we get rid of it, we are free to listen to the ___________ ___________ that make up the movie.
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These two are not connected to the commentary about a specific film:
- How does music contribute to the telling of a story? First, it sets the _______________, which tells us how the character feels. But it also sets the ________________, which tells us how we should feel about it.
10. Elevator to the Gallows (Miles Davis): The entire score is ________________________. Davis and four musicians sat and watched the film and just played, creating it as they went.
9. The Godfather (Nino Rota): It’s all about grave __________________.
8. Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer): this score is all about _______________ in musical form.
7. Psycho (Bernard Herrmann): Herrmann started with his musical __________________ from the beginning of the film.
6. Ben Hur (Miklos Rozsa): Rosza utilized a ____________ piece symphony orchestra to create this epic soundtrack.
5. Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Prokofiev): This film was shelved for ___________ years because of a conflict between Russia and Germany.
4. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Ennio Morricone): Without Morricone’s music, most of Sergio Leone’s movies would be absurdly ____________________ shots of people staring at each other.
3. There Will Be Blood (Johnny Greenwood): Fun fact: Greenwood is the lead guitarist of _______________________ (There are actually quite a few film composers who also work as musicians in rock music).
2. Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams): Williams is a genius at creating a _______________ for a character. Also known as a leitmotif, it’s a melody that appears when a character is the focus of a scene.
1. The Sea Howk (Erich Wolfgang Korngold): His scores were laid out as ______________ librettos. Korngold referred to them as, “operas without singing.”