QUESTION 1

  • Listen to all the Classic film composer links from the lectures
  • Select three scores (just a single piece of music from each film) and answer the following prompts
  • Name the 3 films you selected and the composers for each film (include a link to the music)
  • Describe what the music is like and how the music contributes to the motion picture/storyline/drama
  • Lastly, tell us what you liked or did not like about this style of film music

QUESTION 2

  • Watch clips of King Kong (1933) in the module and follow the listening guide
  • Were the various themes effective? (Please refer to p. 127-129)
  • Why or why not?

QUESTION 3

  • How does the King Kong music from 2005 compare to the original?
  • How are they different?
  • Find a link of your choice to discuss

QUESTION 4

  • What are the Hays Codes? (see lecture notes)
  • In your opinion, is there a value to film censorship?
  • Why or why not?

QUESTION 5

  • Listen to the music posted from the Harry Potter films
  • Talk about your favorite piece (you may choose one of these or any other – post link if you choose another!)
  • Name the instruments used and the character of the music
  • How do you think John Williams and his orchestrators (Conrad Pope is one) continue the classic Hollywood style?