Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music by Claudia Gorbman

By Claudia Gorbman

This is often one of many infrequent reviews that addresses the way in which "underscoring" really capabilities in the narrative function movie. The ebook is either theoretical and functional, i.e. movie thought ("diegetic & non-diegetic" perspectives), and a realistic version in response to Max Steiner's "Hollywood" sort. The concluding chapters take care of insightful analyses of some movies. This e-book may be precious for either composers and people heavily drawn to movie music.
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Caligari cajoles Cesare into taking the life of the heroine, Jane. Cesare tries to stab Jane with a knife, but he cannot carry out Caligari’s command because he has fallen in love with her. After Jane faints from fear when she sees the knife, Cesare swings her limp body over his shoulder, hoping to save her from Caligari’s evil plans. But Cesare collapses and drops Jane, and then drops dead himself. Jane escapes as Cesare lies lifeless in the field. Then the truth is discovered. By now, Jane’s male companion Francis has grown suspicious of Caligari, and has secretly followed him and tracked him down to a nearby insane asylum.

The remake pushes the original’s race-related subplot into prominence when it substitutes Washington for Sinatra and casts him in the lead role as Major Marco. This ploy draws attention to the fact that Washington gained film fame by playing the slain Civil Rights leader and radical Black activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992). Some might say that Denzel Washington’s heroic role as the lead military officer anticipated the election of America’s first Black president — just as the original Candidate inadvertently anticipated the assassination of JFK.

His efforts helped persons suffering from advanced neurosyphilis. Neurosyphilis was endemic in 19th century Europe and put more people into mental asylums in that era than any other ailment. Penicillin’s discovery was a long way’s away, and arsenicals and mercury were incompletely effective. Fever therapy was the best treatment available. It would be enough to contrast Wagner-Jauregg’s cruel treatment of shell shocked soldiers with his amazing advances in the treatment of neurosyphilis. However, if we examine the details of “fever therapy” or “malarial therapy,” the specifics start to sound less kind, 1.

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