Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Materialism and Music: Requiem for a Dream’s Commentary on Turn-of-the-Century American Society

You can find the corresponding video clip here.

Clint Mansell: Summer Overture (2000) [Requiem]
György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna (1966)
Steve Reich: Come Out (1966)
Radiohead: Fitter Happier (1997)
Philip Glass: The Grid (1982) [Koyaanisqatsi]

A background: The above research paper was one of my final assignments for the Film Music course I took as freshman at Davidson College this spring semester. In it, I examine the musical elements at work in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream (scored by Clint Mansell). Any and all comments are welcome. As always, Muzjiks appreciates your readership.


Astroknot said...

I got linked here through the youtube post. I absolutely loved it but do not at this time have the musical vocabulary to say anything other than I throughly enjoyed your write up and viewpoints. Thank you for making this public.


Steven Hummel said...

Wow, thank you for the kind words, Astroknot. I didn't see that you had commented until now. I hope that you will continue visiting my blog; Danny and I truly appreciate your readership.


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