Listening to Beethoven in and Through The King’s Speech

By: Jonathan Godsall (Worcestershire, UK) // It is common for filmmakers to use pre-existing music, both within the stories of their films and as part of the narration of those stories (that is, both diegetically and non-diegetically). We can study these uses not only for what the music brings to the film, but also for what … Continue reading Listening to Beethoven in and Through The King’s Speech

Hearing Gender in George Lucas’s Galaxy

By: Kendra Leonard (Loveland, OH) // George Lucas’s Star Wars IV: A New Hope was the movie hit of 1977. Its score, composed by John Williams, was equally popular, winning the Oscar for Best Film Score and three Grammy awards; the American Film Institute even declared it the greatest American movie score of all time. … Continue reading Hearing Gender in George Lucas’s Galaxy