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dc.contributor.advisorDitto, Charles
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Brent
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-15T19:14:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-15T19:14:07Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-15
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4330
dc.description.abstractScholars Theodor Adorno and Hans Eisler criticize the use of pre-existing music in film, asserting that this usage strips the music of its original meanings. They accuse directors of using the music only to accompany stock events. Alternatively, Kristi Brown argues that music can retain references from its origins along with its cultural connotations. Similar to Brown‟s approach, this thesis examines “Clair de lune” of Claude Debussy‟s Suite Bergamasque in four American films: Fantasia (1940), Frankie and Johnny (1991), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), and Man on Fire (2004). The objectives of the study are to determine if meanings from the poetic origins of “Clair de lune” can co-exist with the cultural meanings. Methods of analysis use elements from Claudia Gorbman and Anahid Kassabian‟s roles of film music in addition to Nicolas Cook‟s classifications of multimedia interactions. Overall, “Clair de lune” consistently projects both poetic and cultural meanings in films, but the cultural association of romance prevails in every scene.
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dc.format.extent100 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectClair de Lune
dc.subjectMoonlight
dc.subjectMovies
dc.subjectFilm
dc.subjectIntertextual
dc.subjectDebussy
dc.subjectClaude
dc.subjectMusic
dc.subjectPiano
dc.subjectMan on Fire
dc.subjectFantasia
dc.subjectOceans Eleven
dc.subjectFrankie and Johnny
dc.titleMoonlight in Movies: An Analytical Interpretation of Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" in Selected American Films
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchüler, Nico
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGonzales, Cynthia I.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEaton, Rebecca
thesis.degree.departmentMusic
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Music
txstate.departmentMusic


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