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  1. How could you not have highlighted Halloween 1978 in a film score video? The music is a character in that movie imo.

  2. I feel like the score in ‘Platoon’ would have been a perfect example of evoking emotion, still to this day when ever I hear that violin play it gives me a very uneasy and melancholy feeling.

  3. Great examples of how music can be used so diversely, is in Phan crack videos. Niche example, but if you know the source material, the people who make them purposefully choose contradictory music for hilarious effect.

  4. Yes, movie soundtracks are extremely underrated. People always talk about the actors and the directors, but almost never do you hear them credit the hard working composers that created these iconic soundtracks.

  5. I think one of my favourite uses of music in filmography is in the TV-show ER when Carter and Lucy gets stabbed. While they're being stabbed we hear the funky and happy music from the valentine's day party the rest of the doctors are having, which amplifies the feeling that no one knows what's happening to Carter and Lucy, the party just continues. Then, about a season later, the stabber comes back to the hospital as a patient, and Carter sees him. He talks to him, and then he leaves and has to hurry to the bathroom because he's feeling sick from getting all the memories back. The same music that was played when he was stabbed is played as he's hurrying to the bathroom, and it's just so amazingly done!

  6. Awesome video!!! I do wish it had less curse words and violence so I could use it in the middle school band and elementary school music classes I teach. Great job otherwise!

  7. Great video.. I always feel that background score is more vital to convey the emotions to the viewer and make him/her feel being a part of the scene. Background score often covers up for shortcomings in the actor or the screen play. Unfortunately I do not think background score composers are not given their due recognition, compared to actors and actresses.

  8. Pointing out The Pianist for special use of silence, although it’s about a person being mostly characterised through his playing on a Piano in one scene

  9. Wild. So many similarities here to what’s in Score: a film music documentary (which I enjoyed). That came out after your video it seems. Did you collaborate on that?

  10. Halloween would have been a great example to use for how a film score can establish a real sense of tension and unease. Every time you see Michael in frame stalking his unsuspecting victims, that eerie piano tune sets in. Also, the intensity of the score ramps up over the course of the film. In the beginning, Michael is still simply watching, stalking, so the music is rather calm, eerie, but calm. Then, as Michael begins to pick off the victims he has been watching, the music gets a little more urgent. Then, in the final act, during the chase scene, the music is in full effect, its loud, and intense. And who can forget the iconic theme that plays several times throughout the movie, usually during some important event.

  11. I enjoy your video's and I think it could be even better if you would link the sources. When you don't link sources it's basically just rearranging stolen idea's from others with your own narration. Granted, you do it better, but I've already seen two stolen idea's in the first three minutes of watching this.
    The example you give at 1:30 from Psycho is from the movie "Score: A film music documentary" and the very next example from PoTC at about 2 minutes in is from a youtube video from 2012 (yours is from 2015)
    Just give the credit to the people that deserve it and your channel would be by far one of the best!

  12. 10:14 !!!AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR SPOILERS AHEAD YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! When every one is dusted the lack of music at the end provides an eerie, unsettling feeling.

  13. i think scores and background music in the older games made them so memorable for us, the eerie music of Resident evil 3 , the empowering rock music of Prince of Persia (warrior within), and suspence music of the Metal gear solid, i feel like modern games aren't paying much attention to it,

  14. Kinda weird that you didn’t mention Halloween, it’s music basically made that movie what it is today!

  15. 2:00 you took all examples including the specific song from this video without giving credit.

  16. "Why so serious?"…… Damn…. That shit gives me the chills…. Its so disturbing with heath ledger godly performance

  17. I understand your point about the importance of film score to be one of the contributors to the theme of the scene. Your example with the different scores for Pirates of the Caribbean don't really work because they don't fit the scene. I think several films have different scores for particular scenes during production. Maybe you can find them.

  18. Film itself is manipulation. It's not real, it's all written and careful put together. Yeah, it can be overdone and even be really manipulative, when a certain song is played in a scene and you like the scene because you like the song (I realized the difference when older TV shows had to change many of their soundtrack songs due to rights. I often liked it better, when a non prominent song was featured, because it didn't overshadow the scene, the dialogue and didn't distract me too much from the scene/pull me out of it). If you like a movie, the music will work. If you don't like it too much, the music can annoy you or leave you cold.

    I think the best scores are those who stay in the background and just add a bit too the scene instead of overshadowing the action on the screen. It's really an art. I think a movie soundtrack/score is like an important character. Without music, most scenes of most movies would feel empty or even dead. I think that's because we are not there. We are watching actors act. To make it easier or even possible to feel what we should feel about what is happening on screen, we need some score to put us into a certain mood. I watched sitcoms without the laugh track. It feels super strange. "Vertigo" features long scenes without any dialogue, but they work super well thanks to Bernard Herrmans awesome score music.

  19. And then, Quentin Tarantino. "An epic katana fight between two women in a snowy asian scenario? Spanish flamenco guitar, of course".

  20. Well, i think everyone is fully aware about how music works on them in movies. It don't see a point of psychological unawareness…

  21. Nice video.
    But I expected more world cinemas to be in this video.
    C'mon not only Hollywood has quality film scores!

  22. One major trend in film scores is overlooked here, which is those in which each major character has a 'theme' that plays when they appear or when a scene is primarily about them. Star Wars or Once Upon A Time in the West are good examples of this, where the themes that play help the audience to focus their attention to the point of view of a particular character, or to link that character with broader themes. For example, Darth Vader's march is ominous and powerful, reminding us when it plays that he is not only present, but is the overriding concern of the scene.

  23. One of my favorite musical moments in film is in Dodgeball obviously the switch from menacing music to heroic music when the tables turn but listen for the chord progression right before Justin gets hit in the face with the ball and think of how unfinished it sounds and think of what you would have heard next if that didn't happen. For my fellow music nerds it just progresses to a Vsus4 that doesn't resolve cause Justin gets hit in the face. It's honestly beautiful imho.

  24. Either there's something wrong with me or classical music over fight/destruction scenes is comedic rather than tense.

  25. My gosh, when I was watching the UP scene, an ad poppee up and immediately said, "And… there's your depression." 😂

  26. Paul J. Smith is another great composer nobody talks about. He wrote tons of mind blowing scores for Disney in the 40s & 50s, especially live action

  27. Now another tool I've seen recently used with the soundtrack not the score but it technically could be used with both is using upbeat, happy, optimistic music during a chaotic or scary scene creating a very unsettling feeling. At the same time the music's changes also correspond with the scene, if that makes any sense.

  28. Since this wasn't summarized either in the video or description or some random comment…
    Here's the summary:
    00:00 – 0:58 kinda starts off at what music (or score or whatever) means for music..
    0:59 -> difference between score and a music/soundtrack (or whatever it's supposed to be called)
    1:29 -> (diving deeper) comparing movie scenes with and without their "scores"
    1:56 -> the pirates of the caribbean example (the creator's and mine fav example)
    2:53 -> a lil dive into the older cinema (and how music score was, real time piano players playing the piano and pullin out different psychological effects out of it… or something along those lines.. just watch it)
    3:17 -> a few examples of how…
    4:03 -> how these were evolved and incorporated in the modern cinema (how the ARE used…)
    4:43 -> analyzing the famous "shower scene" from the film "psycho" on the psychology of music…( I think)
    5:23 -> analyzing how the score works in "JAWS"

    The film score pioneer guy's 5 ways the film score serves the "visuals"

    1. ( 6:10 ) setting the atmosphere
    2. ( 6:39 ) it reinforces certain psychological things and help tell the story in a (how do I put it) certain way ^^'
    (or something like that)
    3. ( 7:20 ) to build a sense of continuity/ knit scenes together (depends on how you knit 'em.. maybe in a montage or maybe like using a flashback or somethin..)
    4. ( 8:19 ) they kinda tell that, that's it! (or as "Now you see it" put it, give a sense of finality)
    5. ( 8:56 ) it's just there to fill the silence.. that is when the film is NOT supposed to have silence (or no music… or whatever!)

    9:43 -> sometimes NOT having a score is the way to go …
    10:16 -> how the psychology of the music works… (the same music could give you different effects, used differently …. I mean scores… but whatever)

  29. one thing I've noticed is that sometimes when a score is too prominent it can make certain scenes feel rushed. i noticed this with inception, it's one of my favourite movies, but if i had to give it some criticism it would be that the soundtrack was too prominent in certain moments that i feel would do better with silence or a different score in the background. contrast this with the matrix (another of my favourite movies), which did comparable scenes (tutor teaching a student about the main concepts of the film) perfectly when it comes to the scoring.

  30. COPE-land. It's Aaron COPE-land, like "I'm trying to cope with this mispronunciation of a famous composer's name", not cop-land, like "I may have to call the language cops."

  31. And, there really IS a lot to talk about in regards to music and movies. It would be cool for you to do a sort-of P.S. video about the whole idea of motifs and character themes. LOTR would be excellent for that. Star Wars, as well.

  32. I love that in the first season of the Netflix show Dark they intentionally use music and situations we associate with upcoming danger (such as a character walking down a deserted road or in a dimly lit forest) and then have the scene peter out with the character arriving home safely. It sets you up to distrust the musical cues thereby invoking a sort of 'unreliable emotional narrator' sensation. You stop trusting the music cues and then you stop trusting your own judgment of the story or the situation and the intensity of the whole show goes through the roof! 10 out of 10 recommend for this experience alone.

  33. I have two points:
    Shower scene with music is a production movie that induces stress reaction. Without sound it's much more real and horrifying (bordering with plainly revolting)

    Ludvig van in ultraviolence scenes makes us observe them from Alex's viewpoint – playful, entertaining & beautiful

  34. When u mentioned the part where there is no music in no country for old men when he kills, I wish you made this video after the joker movie came out because (from what I remember bc it just came out) there wasn’t any music when he killed people, and it made the gruesome killing feel horrible

  35. Wow, you had me sold at the Pirates of the Caribbean example, I can't stop laughing at how well each of those fit, like the scene was made for the scores just as much as the scores were made for the scene

  36. Not a film but Doctor Who S4 has a nice example of bending the triumphant music drop to unnerving as a sudden unexpected event kicks the gear into chilling. Gives me that kinda thrill every time:

  37. Soooo one time I said that music in film was important in class and everybody looked at me like I had a third eye or something

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