Instructor: John McGinn
Description: Listening to Movies is essentially a film score appreciation course. During the first half of each class, one or more new pertinent topics (e.g., source music vs. underscoring) will be approached using examples drawn from across film history. Following a short break, the second half of class will be devoted to student-selected film clips, and then scene-by-scene examination of complete films including Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring (scored by Howard Shore) and Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (scored by John Williams). In special evening sessions, additional complete films will be screened and discussed. The class will introduce basic musical and cinematographic terms; no prior musical experience or theory knowledge is required. In all of the above activities, Listening to Movies seeks to foster not only enhanced awareness and appreciation but also a more critical and (yes) creative mindset towards every facet of the film-scoring experience.
Meeting Dates: 01/02/2024 – 01/24/2024
Meeting Times: M-F 09:30AM – 12:30PM
Meeting Location: TBA
Section Requisites: Additional 8-10 additional film screenings in the afternoon
Course Fee: $25
Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $70