Topic: Music in Film
You will write three essays. The essays need to be typed with double-spaces. For the 10-point essays, think of a paragraph or two, and for the 20-point essays aim for
three or more paragraphs.
1) Ben-Hur is the last great film score in the tradition of the golden age until 1977. Describe the characteristics of the classical film score as exemplified in this
film. Include a description of significant themes and scenes. (10 points)
2) Psycho helps usher in the New American Cinema era. Using Psycho as a model, discuss the major changes to film music in the 1960s. (10 points)
3) Discuss the growth of the various types of popular music in films from the late 1940s through the early 1970s. Please mention specific films, styles, and composers
when you can. (20 points)