March 30, 2012 at 3:58 PMIt is my latest (and probably only, so far, at least) philosophy that "music tells half the story." When you watch a movie, you might get so into the plot and characters that you forget all about the music, and how the music is a character of its own. Think about it; a scene in which a character dies (like during The Hunger Games or in Harry Potter) would not be as sad if there was no beautiful violin solo with the other orchestral strings backing it with D minor chords, right? A scene in which an action battle is occuring (like in Star Wars) would not be as cool without the epic, loud, and intense backing of the music. A film's soundtrack is extremely important in a song. That's why I'm excited for our orchestra concert - it's music from the movies.
Silent movies, back in the old days, depended entirely on music, for there were no voiceovers, sound effects, or nearly anything else to back up the music. It's usually a piano solo, but there probably were orchestras playing as well.
"Music tells half the story." That's my latest philosophy.
My great-grandmother often played pipe organs to accompany silent movies back in her youth (some of the older theatres still have their organs).
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