Music Question -Subjective Film Analysis

 Music Question -Subjective Film Analysis

You are required to watch the 1984 film “Amadeus”, directed by Milos Forman, and write an essay based on it. The film is provided down below. The film is approximately 3 hours long.

This is a subjective film analysis, two to three pages in length, with the primary focus on the composer and the music itself. Be sure to write in paragraph form, with a clear Introduction, Middle and Conclusion. Use the following as a guideline and refer to all the questions in your film analysis.

Do not mention content that is not covered in the film. You will be assigned the grade of “0” if there is any material in your essay that is not covered in the film. For example: “This is a fictionalized biography”. This is not part of the film and should not be stated. There is no need to research any material on the WWW; the analysis needs to be yours. You may quote a line or two from the film. Be sure to put the quote in quotation marks, and state that it was from the film.

  • Regarding #1: There are two composers featured in the film; Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mention both their names, then choose whose perspective you want to focus on.
  • Regarding #3: You can get the accurate title from the credits at the end of the film.
  • Regarding #5: Sociopolitical factors refers to social attitudes and political policies. For instance, in the film, there is a very important scene about language and the use of dance in Opera. Be sure to address this in your essay.
  • Foreign words, terms, and the names of the pieces should be written in Italics.
  1. Was there a particular composer featured in this film?
  2. What century (period) of music was covered?
  3. Name one piece of music that was heard in the film. What was the genre of the piece? Discuss some musical characteristics of the piece.
  4. What was conveyed of the main character (composer or performer) to reveal his attitude toward life?
  5. What did you learn about the socio political factors that may have influenced music during the place and time of the story?
  6. What personal/family factors affected the main character?
  7. What things remained with you after seeing the film, particularly anything that expanded your knowledge?
  8. How did it relate to class?
  9. Did you have a particular emotional response or state of mind either throughout the film or at particular times?
    1. in response to a piece of music.
    2. in response to the story line.
  10. What was your overall view of the film?
  11. What message, if any, did you feel the film intended to portray?
  12. Who do you think would benefit from seeing this film?
  13. Would you recommend this film to others?
  14. Any other information you would like to add, or any questions that you want to ask?

Format for the essay

  1. Typed or computer generated.
  2. Double-space.
  3. 12 point size font.
  4. Times New Roman font.
  5. Write the title of the essay in the center of the page.

Requirements: 2-3 pages   |   .doc file

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