Music Appreciation Assignment #5: Music in Movies

Music Appreciation Assignment #5: Music in Movies

MUS 2030: Music Appreciation Assignment #5: Music in Movies Remember, no late work accepted. Purpose In chapter 9 we consider the purpose and role of music in the movies we watch. This assignment will ask you to consider the music in a movie of your choice, and then apply concepts from Chapter 9. Movie Selection You may choose any feature-length (over 1 hour) film. You can watch it in the theatre or in your dorm room, but it might be easier if you can pause it to take notes. I strongly recommend watching the entire movie for the best understanding of this project. Content to include ● Opening paragraph: ○ Name the movie and the year of its release ○ Name the composer(s) of the music in the movie. The end-credits will provide this information in detail, or you can look online. ● Then: Choose 3-4 musical moments during the movie to discuss in detail. These may include the opening credits, the ending credits, a theme song, or any significant/important scene(s). Each musical moment should be its own paragraph and will include: ○ When does the music take place during the movie? Is it a theme that is used multiple times or in multiple moments? ○ Who is performing? Soloist/band/choir/orchestra? ○ What instruments are involved? Orchestra/band/electronic sounds? ○ Who is singing? Name them, or describe their voice. ○ Describe the music. This should be multiple sentences and include things such as tempo/rhythm, key, dynamics, texture, mood it creates, etc. This is where you will use the new Italian musical terms we discussed in Chapter 8. ○ How does the music affect this moment in the movie? Does it change the mood? Set the scene? Warn of what is coming? Create suspense? Heighten the emotions? Etc…. ● Your final paragraph should be a conclusion. After watching the whole movie, what have you realized about the music and its role/function/purpose in the movie? Format ● The paper must be typed and submitted on Canvas. ● Your paper must have correct spelling and grammar.● Double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margin on all sides, no more than 3 lines of heading ● Length: 2 pages Assignment #5 Rubric F D C B A Content 70% 0-41 points Significant content issues, such as failure to include multiple discussion points or lacking sufficient details. Significant errors in course-related content. 42-48 points Numerous content issues with multiple sections of the assignment, including vocabulary and course-related content. 49-55 points Some issues with comprehension, including misuse of vocabulary. Failure to include all necessary discussion points. 56-62 points Strong understanding of requested content, with some minor issues such as undeveloped ideas. 63-70 points Strong understanding of content. Ideas fully developed, including correct use of courserelated vocabulary and concepts. Format 30% 0-17 points Grammatical errors throughout, including misspellings and incomplete sentences. Does not follow indicated format. 18-20 points Numerous issues present, including misspellings and incomplete sentences. Rarely follows indicated format. 21-23 points Minor grammar and spelling issues throughout the assignment. Generally follows format, with some errors. 24-26 points Strong overall, with a few minor errors or adjustments. 27-30 points No corrections needed. Carefully follows formatting instructions.