Analysis of the Roles of Film Soundtracks in Films
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- film; soundtrack; audio-visual language; The Shining; music
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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TY - CONF AU - Kexuan Xu PY - 2022 DA - 2022/05/14 TI - Analysis of the Roles of Film Soundtracks in Films BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 351 EP - 355 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.071 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.071 ID - Xu2022 ER -