Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022)

Analysis of the Roles of Film Soundtracks in Films

Authors
Kexuan Xu
Taiyuan Chengcheng Middle School, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China.
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Kexuan Xu
Available Online 14 May 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.071How to use a DOI?
Keywords
film; soundtrack; audio-visual language; The Shining; music
Abstract

It is well known that when film first appeared in the art world, it was silent or required a live band, and people even referred to silent films as ‘the great dumb’. In 1936, Chaplin produced his last silent film, Modern Times, marking the death of silent film. The era of sound film was officially opened to realize the unification of audio-visual and sound painting, thus making the film audience wider. This paper focuses on the roles of film soundtracks in films in order to better understand this diversified art form of film. In this paper, four kinds of roles in film soundtracks have been discussed. That is, the soundtracks hint at the development of the film’s plot, render atmosphere, express the feelings and thoughts of the characters, and become an icon of the film. The results show that the film soundtracks play a very important role in the overall development and plot promotion of the film, and they are indispensable parts of the film.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
14 May 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-576-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.071How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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