Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

I don t know if its been done before, but i have a question. When you see a movie, your watching something happening on the screen and suddenly some music comes in. There's source music coming from a radio or an orchestra playing in a festival outside or whatever that have a reason to be heard, but take for example John Barry's music from THUNDERBALL in the underwater scenes, where is the music coming from and why ? Another example, in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, before the credit, we hear The Man with no name whistling, then after the music comes in with a whisling. Is the music we hear in that film is from the actor point of view ?

From where this music is supposed to be coming from ? Is it from your point of view ? The actor point of view ? In real life there is no music when you see something happening. Under water is the last place you could hear music and in space, no one can hear you scream !

Sure its much better with music but for people who want a realistic movie, is it odd to hear some kind of music ?

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

My god man, have you no imagination?

Maybe because movies are not real life?

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I don t know if its been done before, but i have a question. When you see a movie, your watching something happening on the screen and suddenly some music comes in. There's source music coming from a radio or an orchestra playing in a festival outside or whatever that have a reason to be heard, but take for example John Barry's music from THUNDERBALL in the underwater scenes, where is the music coming from and why ? Another example, in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, before the credit, we hear The Man with no name whistling, then after the music comes in with a whisling. Is the music we hear in that film is from the actor point of view ?

From where this music is supposed to be coming from ? Is it from your point of view ? The actor point of view ? In real life there is no music when you see something happening. Under water is the last place you could hear music and in space, no one can hear you scream !

Sure its much better with music but for people who want a realistic movie, is it odd to hear some kind of music ?


Where do the pictures come from? Who are these guys doing stuff up on the screen? How do they know what to say and do?

A dumb old question. It's a movie, 6. Get with it or stay home and watch Meet the Press re-runs.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Music in general makes people feel things, partly because it's hardwired, partly because it's learned. It's one of the many ingredients in a film to evoke certain feelings in the audience. Even silent movies had music added by the theater. It doesnt necessarily reflect a protagonist's POV, but rather how we're suppose to feel about that character.

The only genre I dislike hearing non-diegetic music is documentaries. It feels manipulative and turns non-fiction material into something fake.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

My god man, have you no imagination?

Maybe because movies are not real life?


I am not talking about me my friend, i have more than 1,000 cds and i collect soundtracks since 1972 !
I was just asking a simple question to see what other people think.
Maybe i should have asked instead the VERY IMAGINATIVE question: Tell me how many cds you have starting with the letter A !

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Maybe i should have asked instead the VERY IMAGINATIVE question: Tell me how many cds you have starting with the letter A !

big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This must surely be a bizarre joke post, no?

If not, someone should tell "Number 6" the old Hitchcock/LIFEBOAT story.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

This must surely be a bizarre joke post, no?

If not, someone should tell "Number 6" the old Hitchcock/LIFEBOAT story.


That's exactly the story I was thinking of.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

This must surely be a bizarre joke post, no?

If not, someone should tell "Number 6" the old Hitchcock/LIFEBOAT story.


That's exactly the story I was thinking of.

(I must have thought it twice.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

This must surely be a bizarre joke post, no?

If not, someone should tell "Number 6" the old Hitchcock/LIFEBOAT story.


I am not talking about me my friend, i have more than 1,000 cds and i collect soundtracks since 1972 !
I was just asking a simple question to see what other people think.
Maybe i should have asked instead the VERY IMAGINATIVE question: Tell me how many cds you have starting with the letter A !

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

AI
Adventures of robin hood
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Alien etc
For a start

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This is too bizarre for me. Must be some form of weird 'trolling'. Moving along.....

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This must surely be a bizarre joke post, no?

If not, someone should tell "Number 6" the old Hitchcock/LIFEBOAT story.



My thoughts exactly. Here's the way it's related on the IMDB:

"Asked why he had decided not to have any musical score during the narrative of LIFEBOAT (1944), Sir Alfred Hitchcock reasoned that the audience wouldn't know where the music was coming from in the middle of an ocean. Composer David Raskin replied "Ask Mr. Hitchcock to explain where the camera came from and I'll tell him where the music comes from."

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Mike Petersen   (Member)

I don't think I've ever hit the "ignore user" button so fast. "Where is the music coming from?" Good god, man. We're here because we love this stuff. It's part of the storytelling, and a beloved part at that. Fare the well, Number 6.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)

All I see in this thread are prime examples of complete dismissiveness over what is basically an unconventional question about how music is used as a storytelling device.

In other words, typical closed-minded and nasty behavior from a so-called 'community' of fans.

He's lucky you all have him on ignore.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

I don't think I've ever hit the "ignore user" button so fast. "Where is the music coming from?" Good god, man. We're here because we love this stuff. It's part of the storytelling, and a beloved part at that. Fare the well, Number 6.

I think the question was for intelligent people to analyse the way we perceive film music but...

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

All I see in this thread are prime examples of complete dismissiveness over what is basically an unconventional question about how music is used as a storytelling device.

In other words, typical closed-minded and nasty behavior from a so-called 'community' of fans.

He's lucky you all have him on ignore.



This coming from a guy who’s very name is an insult to mentally handicapped people.

Stay classy, bud.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)




This coming from a guy who’s very name is an insult to mentally handicapped people.

Stay classy, bud.


Don't thank me, thank "A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas". That's where I got the name from.

You're the one who insinuated it has to do with a handicap. Kind of proves my point about people around here.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I am not talking about me my friend, i have more than 1,000 cds and i collect soundtracks since 1972 ! I was just asking a simple question to see what other people think.!

Well, I posted a serious response at the start. If you had replied to that instead of some insult, the thread could have gone in the direction you wanted.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Come in number 6, your time is up...

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2019 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.