Super 8: A Film Score Analysis of Theme Duality
Super 8: Sci-fi monster movie meets coming-of-age love story. Although this film was slightly overlooked at the time of its release, its creativity, significant themes, and incredible musical score make it deserving of detailed analysis. Super 8 was produced in 2011 by Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment (in association with Steven Spielberg), Bad Robot, and K/O Camera Toys (Abrams, J. J., Spielberg, S., & Burk, B., 2011). The film was written and directed by J. J. Abrams, and the musical score was composed by Michael Giacchino. Primarily, this paper will analyze the unique use of theme duality by Michael Giacchino in the film Super 8. In addition, this analysis will also examine the effectiveness of the music in assisting character and story development and in portraying the director’s vision for the film.
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Williams, Joseph. “Super 8: A Film Score Analysis of Theme Duality.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2015. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-scoring/19.