Moana Film Analysis

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Assignment two For assignment two, I have chosen the Disney movie Moana. Moana is a 3-D computer animated musical fantasy adventure film. The film music was composed by Mark Mancina, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa’I. Moana was released in November of twenty sixteen, the movie takes place in Polynesia Islands of Motunui, Moana is chosen by the Ocean to return the heart of Te Fiti, but her father forbids her from going near the ocean. After Moana grows older, she sets out on her own to find Maui the shape shifting demi-God who stole the heart of Te, Fiti to help her sail across the ocean to return the heart and save her Island. The scene that I have chosen for this assignment is the scene where Moana. Sings the “who you are” song to Te …show more content…

The melody is smooth, and strings play to make the scene sentimental as Te Fiti is getting her heart back and Moana voyaged across the ocean, and Maui got his sword back. The harmony in the film clip starts out as dissonance, Te Ka is mad that her heart was stolen and is going after Moana, then once they meet it is expressing the feelings of Moana fulfilling her voyage to return the heart of Te Fiti, and saving her Island, it is in a major happy key, this is a tonal scene. It ends this scene with pre-existing music in a major key. The tempo of this scene is fast passed, to show the excitement, and joy that everyone is feeling now that their island is saved and Moana set everyone free. After watching the scene with the music turned off, this scene needs to music to help with the excitement and feelings that everyone is showing, the pre-existing music also gives this scene the feeling of living on an Island that the hero “Moana” has saved the day. In this scene uses source music with pre-existing lyrics, to enhance the feelings and emotions in the scene. Some of those lyrics are” I have crossed the horizon to find you, I know your name, they have stolen the heart from inside you, but this does not define you,

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