HC 421H: Music, Film and Glass Ceilings

Professor: Brian McWhorter

4.00 credits

• CRN 43524: (6/22-7/19) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 1000-1150

• CRN 43610: (8/17-9/13) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 1000-1150

This course will explore the aesthetics of music in film; how composers and directors cast music to draw emotion and pull focus. With few exceptions, we will explore very recent films and their conjoined musical scores and soundtracks. Critically, we will examine the cracks being made in the glass ceiling that has surrounded this particular field for so long.