Early Film Score

Pick an original score from a film made during the 1930s and with consideration to the historical elements we’ve covered so far, discuss how soundtracks evolved over time from the early silent period to the talkies to result in the music we hear in this film. Once you’ve situated the score historically, use any or all of Gorbman’s principles and/or Timm’s functons as a tool to analyze one key scene in the film where you feel music marries uniquely with picture to help bring specific story moments to audio visual life on screen. Please include any appropriate links to clips from the film(s) in question to help illustrate your points.

Paper Length: Approximately 1000 words