Cold Mountain Essay | The Musical Score of Cold Mountain

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The Musical Score of Cold Mountain

Summary: Describes the use of film score in Cold Mountain. Maintains that the score is a vital and overlooked part of the movie making process. Details the five functions of a musical score.
NOTICE: this is the key to numbers throughout the essay. I believe that score functions as 5 types, as taught to be by Dr. Jerome Kleinsasser.

#1-transition from reality to fantasy

#2-set the time and place

#3-transition between scenes

#4-heighten the drama

#5-tell a story (allude to hidden meaning)

Banjos and woodwinds, strings and voices--all partial components of a vast musical arrangement presented by composer Gabriel Yared in the film Cold Mountain (directed by Anthony Minghella). In a beautiful display of talent that does not shatter scenes or characters, Yared constructs a marriage between music and drama, providing the crucial crutch that aids transition from realism to fantasy. If any universal truth exists between real life theatre and movie theatre, then the truth lies in the capability of encouraging a willful suspension of disbelief. Despite the film's historical precision and obvious emotional flare, its drama...

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