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Saturday, May 05, 2012

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

There seems to be a trend in film scores these days. Instead of conventional melodies and themes, more and more composers are creating sonic atmospheres that blur the lines between score, sound design, and sound effects.

David Garland presents music from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Hurt Locker," "Another Happy Day," "The Grey," "Dark Shadows," and other contemporary films, plus earlier examples of the moody approach.

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David Garland

Comments [3]

yichihara from NJ

Me, too. I’m looking forward to it ... counting down in about one and a half hours now. Use of Immigrant Song for the introduction of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is so powerful, unforgettable, and appropriate to the tone of the movie. We do not have today’s entire play list here, but I’d definitely add Sherlock Holms (2009, music by Hans Zimmer, et al.) for the theme, Atmosphere.

May. 05 2012 07:36 PM
yichihara from NJ

Me, too. I’m looking forward to it ... counting down in about one and a half hours now. Use of Immigrant Song for the introduction of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is so powerful, unforgettable, and appropriate to the tone of the movie. We do not have today’s entire play list here, but I’d definitely add Sherlock Holms (2009, music by Hans Zimmer, et al.) for the theme, Atmosphere.

May. 05 2012 07:34 PM
John

David,
I'm really looking forward to this week's program, as well as your thoughts on this new trend of "atmosphere" in film scores.
Two of my favorite scores in recent years, The Social Network and Contagion, are a part of this trend.

May. 05 2012 12:11 AM

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