Analyse the different functions of music in the soundtrack using the following film:
No Country for Old Men (2007)
You should include discussion on the films use of speech sounds (character dialogue,
voiceover, narration), the use of music, and the use of other sounds in the soundtrack and
how they interact with the images to create the narrative.
The sounds you hear in the soundtrack are the result of deliberate choice rather than necessity, that any sense of realism or naturalness is largely a construction.
Use Chicago referencing style.
Critically listen to soundtracks to recognise recurring musical themes
Understand that each soundtrack is the result of choice and design, even where it is
seemingly a necessary or natural unmediated accompaniment to the image
Analyse the different functions of music in the soundtrack
Analyse the different functions of voice in the soundtrack
Analyse the different functions of other sounds in the soundtrack
Understand and appreciate the narrative, informational, emotional and grammatical
functions of different elements of the soundtrack
Understand and apply different methodological approaches to the analysis of sound
Evaluate different soundtracks for their effectiveness in helping to fulfil their aims