Music and Sound in Griffin Dunne’s Film, “Practical Magic”

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Music and Sound in Griffin Dunne’s Film, "Practical Magic"
Film is the assemblage of many different components; it is a cooperative art. It engages the senses, and puts the viewer within an experience. As Fred Kemper said in his essay, “Sound and Silence in Narrative and Non-Narrative Cinema,” “one sits in one’s chair, in the theater, and sees a character speaking on the screen, while at the same time hearing his voice coming from the same location. Object and sound are united in a single unit” (Camper 371). This is an experience, and one that through analysis, one can understand the different components of this experience. Griffin Dunne’s film, Practical Magic, uses many filmic conventions. One particular convention is that of sound and...
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.....nity. Practical Magic is an enjoyable film to watch because of the influence of sound on character, tone and mood.
Works Cited
Camper, Fred. “Sound and Silence in Narrative and Non-Narrative Cinema.” Film Sound, Theory and Practice. Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound. Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Carroll, Noel & Choi, Jinhee. Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures: An Anthology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2006.
Dunne, Griffin, Dir. Practical Magic. Warner Brothers 1998. DVD.
Lastra, James. “Film and the Wagnerian Aspiration: Thoughts on Sound Design and the History of the Senses.” Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Jay Beck, Tony Grajeda, eds). Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2008.