How Music Follows the Criminal: A Film Soundtrack & Score Analysis of Memories of Murder (2003)

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How Music Follows the Criminal: A Film Soundtrack & Score Analysis of Memories of Murder (2003)

Authors

Jongho You

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Abstract

Through the history of film, film directors have been telling a lot of story about human’s life, fantasy, drama, etc. Among others, the true story, based on real events, has been most attractive elements for the directors. Especially, the mystery of serial murders is one of the most important things because the directors want to show the story in many ways, unlike TV News. They bring the audience into the story as a kind of witness with a lot of dramatic elements. At this point, music, called film score, connects the audience to the story and the director. Especially, in the serial murders movie, music can help the audience to understand how the story goes, who the criminal is, how to follow him or her. Further, if the story has been unsolved yet, which means we cannot see the actual criminal in the movie, the audience might feel stuffy and a gap between the detectives and the criminal after watching the movie. The aim of this paper is analysis of ‘How Music Follows the Criminal”, through a Korean serial murders movie, “Memories of Murder.”

Publication Date

7-1-2015

Campus

Valencia (Spain) Campus

How Music Follows the Criminal: A Film Soundtrack & Score Analysis of Memories of Murder (2003)

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