Sandra Bullock plays a very dominant role in both The Proposal and The Blind Side. She is a strong female role in both of these movies.
The use of music in the Jaws scene exemplifies some of the musical narra-tive functions suggested initially, such as the emotive, informative, descriptive, guiding and temporal narrative functions. These functions are simultaneous, but their relative salience will continuously and dynamically shift in interplay with the other narrative modes involved. The different expressional resources offer a wide range of potential meanings that can turn more or less specific according to the listeners’/viewers’ interests, and situational and socio-cultural contexts. Meanings will also dynamically transform according to the multi-modal processes described. Replacing the music in this scene or even shifting the same music by just a few frames in relation
“The 1940s was perhaps the greatest decade in American history.”, (“Life in the 40’s”, n.d.).
A symbol is a thing that represent or stand for itself or something beyond itself as well. A symbol can be a color, a book, or a person. For example, Melissa de la Cruz used symbols when she stated that “Black is the color of night. White is the true color of death.” In Night by Elie Wiesel, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and the movie Swing Kid, symbolism found in music is a common theme that they all convey. Music symbolizes peace, comfort and freedom in the two novels and the movie.
At the beginning of the movie there is some music that is a little creepy. When the lady is running at the beginning, intense music started playing. When George and Lennie were by a pond, the sound of the nature sounded very realistic. At one point in the book Lennie was talking to George about how no one loves them. There was sad music playing at that time. The sad music eventually turns into happy and more energetic music when the two start talking about a ranch they will buy and what will be on it. The main point of that is that the music changes with the
After viewing the documentary and listening to each song by Rodgers and Hammerstein the song that made the most impact on me was the song “Some Enchanted Evening.” The song consists of very smooth and romantic melodies. Due to that I am a hopeless romantic I really enjoy the song lyrics and melody. The song was very catchy that I ended up singing the song for the rest of my day. One of my favorite lyrics of the song was.
Become Ocean was performed by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Delta David Gier. This evening was dedicated to being the 95th anniversary of the South Dakota Symphony. The theme for the evening related to water, whether that be the rolling tides of the waves, a bird swooping down to catch something, or a personal reflection that people made through associative listening. The music played had a serene and airy feeling that helped enhance the depiction of becoming one with the ocean.
It is officially credited with bridging the gap between musical theatre and pop culture. Rent is a contemporary musical revolving around a group of poor, struggling, young artists, or “Bohemians.” It is set in East Side New York City in the height of the 1990s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Despite obstacles of sickness, financial difficulties, and death, the characters locate the ability to remain optimistic and positive. Rent has proceeded to become extremely successful and iconic in modern day musical theatre.
Mark Twain, one of the most memorable American writers of the 19th century, coined the term “The Gilded Age” to describe the period from 1870 to 1900. This term was derived from the deceiving facade this era wore—the glamorous, glistening surface. This mask was only a thin layer, coating the various shades of corruption pervading beneath.11 The tranquil beauty of fine arts provided an outlet for people to escape from the suffocating grandiose nature of a tainted society ruined by the age of monopolies and corruption. During the momentous Gilded Age, a time period of rapid economic growth which generated vast wealth, new products and technologies were created that improved middle-class quality of life. However, industrial workers and farmers
On November 15, 205 at 2pm I was able to see the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. I was very interested in this show, because I have never been able to see a group of only percussionists perform in the same space. The first piece they did was called Ionisation, which was written in 1929. There were thirteen musicians on stage playing various instruments. This song began with a rolling unpitched sound coming from four snare drums with the claves. This idea was an interesting start, because it caught the audience’s attention to really listen to what was going to happen next. Then the song, went into a lighter more atmospheric section, where there were many crescendos and decrescendos. The instruments in the piece included the chimes, maracas, timpani,
I really love Sound of Music film, because the amazing plots, the great song in film and acting of the actor. The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film adaptation of the book The Von Trapp Family Singers, written by Maria von Trapp , and contains a story as women name sister Maria. Sister Maria is from catholic monastery or temple. She worked as a baby sister in captain Von Trapp home. She wants knew about a life outside the monastery. So she asked for permission to her senior to leave the monastery. Sister Maria sent to Captain Von Trapp home to care for seven children of Captain Von Trapp. Although initially the children were not like Sister Maria, But in the end they also like Sister Maria. In the early film we know that the captain will
As gruesome war can be, and how beautiful music can be, the two are undoubtedly associated with each other. It is almost as if war and music have been constantly impacting each other, resembling Sir Isaac Newton’s Cradle, for over the past several centuries. Music’s impact on warfare can be seen on and off the battlefield. In both of these instances, it was mainly used for communication purposes and as a psychological weapon. On the other hand, war has impacted music in several different ways. For example, the violence of warfare has molded many of the musical artists’ emotions and attitudes, which has resulted in powerful, upbeat music or dark, depressing music. War has also mixed many different cultures’ music as a result
Dr. Sheri Neill introduces herself and explains that she has different degrees in music and education from Texas Tech University, Stephan F. Austin University, and University of Missouri. Then she introduces Cheryl Lemmons, which is the pianist that was sitting at the piano located right front of the stage. There was a choir that was located center stage with the conductor directly in front of them. The choir consist of only women, which seemed to be alto and soprano singers. They began with their first piece “Wir Eilen Mit Schwachen, Doch Emsigen Schritten” written by S.J Bach. The song starts with the piano playing a nice melody as an introduction, which has a steady beat as well as steady tempo. Then the sopranos began singing softly with the altos following behind imitating and singing the words with a lower pitch. The piece seemed mostly polyphonic, yet there are many times when it is homophonic and
First off, Citizen Kane has an interesting interaction of still shots of a some type of castle, which is lead on to be creepy by the music in the background. The music creates a type of suspense or even a sense of curiosity. It sparks questions of to of why we are looking at this castle and slowly moving closer and closer. Music creates a build up until we see a body drop what looked like a snow globe or something, then it decrescendos to allow for the words to be mumbled out. In this intro if there were some type of cheery music going up to the caste it would not fit at all and would create an inaccurate idea of what may be about to happen or how the plot were to devolve in this movie.
On the other hand, a technical achievement in this film is the music. As mention previously this element is what keeps Rebecca as a constant presence in Mr. and second Mrs. De Winter´s life, even though