“I can remember soundtracks that you just can’t separate from the film - It’s just so intertwined, so important. Like the Hitchcock ones where they kind of inform each other and become this larger thing as a result."
Cinema and certainly the development of cinema is undoubtedly the most important artistic development of the 20th century. And the fact that many people in the arts have refused to take it seriously in it’s infancy, which also at the same time happened with the gramophone, it’s not so. Today a composer who writes for the cinema reaches a worldwide audience to begin with. And it’s the only form of art today, which uses music as a part of its artistic expression. I don’t feel that the theater, for example, the living theater uses music to the extent that the cinema does. As a matter of fact, I may be bold enough to say that with very few exceptions, a piece of film or a film cannot come to life without the help of music of some kind.
Usually I cringe whenever a film is set in a specific time period and the music being used in the background just doesn’t fit or is a decade too late to have been around then. But somehow, in some odd way, this movie makes everything work.
Instead of taking away from the movie by being distracting and annoying, the soundtrack enhances the entire film. The music makes Marie feel more relatable, and to the audience, helps to convey the image that she is just a normal teenaged girl, listening to normal music. I still don’t understand how this works so well. Maybe it’s because I have an odd fascitaion with Marie Antoinette. Maybe it’s because Sofia Coppola is a genius. I don’t know. But seriously, this soundtrack is great.
“A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”- Stanley Kubrick”—
I’m a flighty person, and I never really cared enough about a particular subject to sit down and write about it every single day, let alone be cool enough to gain actual followers. This whole blog thing is for a project only. That being said, here’s whats gotta happen. I’m supposed to disect and discuss and examine the relationship between music and movies and I’m supposed to do this all on this here Tumblr. Exciting, right?
Yeaaaaah, not really. I’m going to be honest. I have a slight idea of what has gotta go down here, but I have absolutely no clue how to go about it. I’d rather be sitting in front of my TV watching said movies and listening to said music than be here, writing all this, but I’m going to do it and I’m going to enjoy it, dammit. So instead of over-thinking and over-analazying and being my usual indecisive self, I’m just going to jump right in and throw videos and music and playlists and fancy blog posts right in your face. Be ready, it’s a-comin’.