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The Use of Music in Film: "The Queen" and "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy
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The Use of Music in Film: The Queen and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Name Institution The Use of Music in Film: The Queen and The Lord of the Rings Music is used in film in many diverse ways and for an array of purposes and goals. It is an extremely common and fundamental tool and film device which is used almost universally in film to support a range of cinematic and storytelling elements.
Music is also often used within film to elicit emotion or other reactions from the audience (Eschrich et al., 2008). The use of music in terms of style, form, time, context, tone, pace and emphasis is largely dependent upon the nature of the film such as the genre it falls under, what the message of the film is, what type of audience the film is attempting to appeal to, and the general style of the film (Mervyn, 2008). This essay will look at the films The Queen and the trilogy The Lord of the Rings in order to examine and elaborate on the different uses of music in film. Music is used throughout the English docudrama The Queen in order to support the portrayal of and enhance the representations of both the Queen and Princess Diana. From the opening scene music is used to create meaning in the representation of Queen Elizabeth as she sits for her portrait. We hear the royal marching band play outside the palace gates, echoing in the background of her dialogue with the painter. This immediately sets a tone of royalty and respect in relation to her character. Furthermore, the music used in scenes with the Queen is entirely orchestral. The music is constantly quite classical, sophisticated and without lyric. ...
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