Course detail: Hollywood Scores: A Fertile Land for Immigrants
As doors were closing in Europe in the '30s, they were opening in America, despite the Great Depression. Together we will discover how immigrants, some of them escaping the Nazis, created the Hollywood music that we all love. We'll explore how that migration changed the landscape of American culture and with strong audiovisual support, we'll learn how the famous scores of Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Bride of Frankenstein, or Ben-Hur, were written, performed, and recorded. Anecdotes and stories, combined with musical examples will show how some composers analyzed the protagonists' psyche, the director's intentions and then enhanced the final product and the filmgoing experience.
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