Relationship Between Music And Music

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The relationship between Music and Film has evolved immensely since the emergence of sound films in 1923. In fact, music is one of the most peculiar conventions in cinema. It is not an aspect of film that is questioned, due to its repeated imprint on viewers every time a movie is seen. Music in film is not only something we accept, but something we demand. With time, the advancements in technology has allowed for the creation of more intricate, film scores that have separated themselves as iconic pieces of culture. Of these, the works of Hans Zimmer, in collaboration with Christopher Nolan, have made a particularly transformative impact on the film industry. Their partnership has seen the creation of numerous successes, including The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005, 2008, 2012), Inception (2010) and Interstellar (2014). Their unique methods of collaboration, and stance on the relationship between film and music has played a significant role in shaping the conventions of modern film. Thus, this essay will discuss three of their notable works in detail, and provide an insight into their eccentric relationship.

Zimmer and Nolan’s Relationship
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In most films in the modern era, the composer and director work separately, with the composer writing music by referencing early edits of scenes. This method is effective in terms of time management, but often results in a lack of an authentic score. This is due to the time pressure on composers to produce a fitting score in a relatively short amount of time compared to the time allocated to editing and production. While usually the score and the film are completely different entities for at least half of the production process, Nolan chooses to work closely with his composers, meeting frequently to discuss the intricacies of the soundscape inside the world of the
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