The first movie ever made dates back to 1888. Since then a cultural revolution took place and today it dominates the entertainment business. Composers have played a key role in the development of film: how much do you know about them?
Aug 31, 2019 • 10 questions
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QIn order to help his family's income, which composer spent his later teenage years accompanying silent films on the piano?
QWhich composer wrote the music for the french film The Assassination of the Duke of Guise from 1908?
QCharlie Chaplin was very serious about the music in his films. He wrote the score for many of his films and, at times, even conducted the music during recordings. Which fact is NOT true about him?
QSilent film composers used a technique widely used in classical music, where an idea attached to a certain character is developed from the beginning until the end. This technique is specially associated with opera composer Richard Wagner. What is it?
QWhich classic movie is this music from?
QWhat was the first movie to combine music and speech?
QRenowned composer ... wrote the score for such classics as Gone With the Wind and Casablanca and is considered the "father of film music". Who are we talking about?
QWhere is this lush, almost Wagnerian music from?
QLegendary American film composer John Williams did NOT write the score for which movie?
QEnnio Morricone wrote the score for the movie The Mission, starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons. In one scene, we hear Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) playing this beautiful tune in the middle of the jungle. In the movie, this tune serves which purpose?
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