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Prompt for Blog 4

Pick one of the following film clips:

  1. Opening Scene from Get Out (2017)
  2. Ride of the Valkyries/Helicopter Attack from Apocalypse Now (1979)
  3. 1.21 Gigawatts from Back to the Future (1985)

If you aren’t already aware of the story for the scene you picked, look it up online; in a few sentences, tell us what’s going on in your clip and the movie as a whole. Remember to use quote marks and share the source you’re citing if necessary.

Next, identify some of the diegetic sounds (including music) from the clip; are there any nondiegetic sounds?

Recalling our conversation in class this week, what does the music add to the clip? Does it tell the audience something about the story, characters, or plot? Does it establish an emotion or mood for the audience? If you aren’t sure, try watching the clip without sound to compare. Be as specific as possible, naming at least one musical characteristic that you think is important.

Refer to your class notes, the textbook, and our class slides if you aren’t sure how to talk about the music in your example.

This blog is due Sunday March 15 at 12pm. Remember to consult the posting guidelines and How-To Guide if necessary.