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The Shawshank Redemption

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Morgan Alexander

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of The Shawshank Redemption

Musical Depth: Acheiving Characterization, Theme and Emotional Realtiy
through Music Characterization


Theme Hearing, more than any other sense, activated emotion. ...create a more realistic and meaningful experience. Kathryn Kalinak Musical Colour -
Creating an Atmosphere Roy M. Predergast Thomas Newman
'The Shawshank Redemption' Warden Sam Norton Max Steiner:
"Every character should have a theme... Music aids audiences in keeping characters straight in their minds." silence ...stoniness and duplicity reveal Norton as a hypocrite. Brooks Hesitancy Resignation Insitutionalization '... I had to figure out how the convicts were affected by twenty years of imprisonment. I thought about Shawshank's environment, which was stone walls and dirt yards... I tried to make their environment more hopeful and beautiful.' ‘The movie’s internal and masculine, which made me have to find the prisoners’ expressions without being too flowery. Though a score can point the characters in an emotional direction, it’s more interesting to invent some subtle thing that’s under the surface, particularly when it’s a really psychological film like this one.’ hope 'Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)' - Mozart Andy's Escape Chaos
Mystery Fiddle at Allegro Tempo Mezzo-piano Piano Melody Calm
Expectant The Journey Brass Cadence triumph
heroism Hope A story of hope is just about the last thing you'd expect to find in a prison movie. But in The Shawshank Redemption, that's exactly what you get.
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