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Film Music and Digital Media

Film Music and Digital Media

This video was recorded at MIT Communications Forum. In a panel that at times resembles a late-night ramble and conversation, three film music professionals discuss changes in their industry, with some no-holds-barred dishing and kvetching. Martin Marks sets the scene historically, starting with the revolutionary introduction of sound to film. He plays a clip from the original 1933 film King Kong, which he describes as both a technological and aesthetic landmark of soundtrack production. Paul Chihara continues the story, explaining that the score's creator, Max Steiner, was part of the first wave of film composers, classically trained musicians, fleeing Hitler's Germany. Steiner drew on the music he knew best, the kind performed by the Vienna Staatsoper, for his King Kong score, so we get a... Show More
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