NPF 563 Directors and Composers – 1940 to Present

This is a professionally-related course open to all students with an interest in the evolution of music through its close relationship to film from 1940 to present. A number of key director/composer relationships throughout this period helped to shape and expand the stylistic approach and functions of music in film. Students will learn how the films of directors such as Fellini, Hitchcock, Spielberg and Burton were influenced by the composers with whom they collaborated. The soundtracks of films from various director/composers of the twentieth century will be studied. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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