piece of music heard in a film or a video.
music started interesting the audience in the 1930's and it
soon became an important part of film
expression. A so-called mood technique was developed in
film music, with the composers
emphasizing the message in different sequences using the kind
of music that would supposedly fit the mood. Even today, most
film music scores are based on mood technique.
it, music has acquired three special functions:
Music functions as paraphrase or adaptation: different characters
in the film are given a musical theme characterizing them.
The danger with such adaptations is falling into formalism.
ambiguous scenes music also polarizes the viewer's interest
into a specific event or character on the screen. In its
simplest form, polarization is a forewarning of what is
about to happen in the film.
music functions as a counterpoint, as an opposite to the
image content of the film. The counterpoint technique was
developed when the effectiveness of silence was discovered