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Thread #139622   Message #3204217
Posted By: michaelr
08-Aug-11 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: Film (movie) music
Subject: RE: Film (movie) music
It's a common device in movies. The idea is to do it subtly enough that the viewer does not notice being manipulated.

I noticed it just last night as my wife and I were watching "Letters to Juliet", a so-so film with the wonderful Vanessa Redgrave and the not-so-wonderful Amanda Seyfried. The music score really leaned on the tear ducts, at times annoyingly so.

For a brilliant example of scoring to support a film, see Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon".