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Stephen C Rumph
MUHST 510
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Music Since 1890

Prerequisite: MUHST 500.

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"The Film Music of Bernard Herrmann" Bernard Herrmann was perhaps the finest of Hollywood composers, and he pioneered a new role for the film composer beyond the confines of the studio system. We will explore his wide-ranging output by studying the scores to Citizen Kane, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Taxi Driver. Weekly readings will not only focus on Herrmann's music, but will delve into theories of film music, "the Gaze," and auteur cinema. There will be two research papers, the second to be presented in class.

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Last Update by Stephen C Rumph
Date: 02/18/2014