Star Wars and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Soundtrack Report


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Star Wars and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Soundtrack Report
1. Name of dramatic work: (Include date and place if live performance) Star Wars Soundtrack, created in 1977.
2. Name of the composer who wrote the music for this work: John Williams
3. What type of music was used in this work (e.g., classical, rock, jazz, etc.), and what instruments did you hear? The soundtrack to Star Wars is largely in the style of classical music, with Broadway show tune influences. Electronic sounds are also used to reflect the environment of the film. The London Symphony Orchestra performed the music. The main theme from Star Wars is very similar to Richard Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries”. The...
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...... It seemed disconnected, which was probably the point, but it would have been nice if the motif of the theme would have been in some way reflected. Also, the music played inside of the jewelry store Tiffany’s when they are engraving a crackerjack prize is too up beat and casual for my taste. There is too much of the horn section, too boisterous, and too much music in general for the scene itself to be enjoyed. Otherwise, the marriage of music with a dramatic film works beautifully.
Works Cited
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Paramount Centennial Collection. Dir. Blake Edwards. Perf. Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal. 1961. Paramount, 2009. DVD.
Star Wars Trilogy. Dir. George Lucas. Perf. Star Wars Trilogy. 20th Century Fox, 2009. DVD.