Watch the 1955 movie “Kiss Me Deadly”. Write a three page essay following the instructions below. One source should be the movie and a second source HAS TO BE “Film Noir” by Spicer (Andrew Spicer, Film Noir, Harlow, England: Longman, 2002. ISBN-10: 0582437121, ISBN-13: 978-0-582-43712-8). The third source just has to deal with the topic.
The guidelines are as follows:
The music of film noir is critical because these films are all about mood and tone, and music helps establish these qualities. Analyze the use of music in Kiss Me Deadly. How specifically does the musical score contribute to the film? Select specific scenes to discuss and be sure to identify the musical director, particular songs (if relevant), instruments used to convey mood and tone, and other unique features of the music in that film. If possible, try watching the filmâ€”or a scene within the filmâ€”without sound as a way to understand more fully what the musical texture contributes.
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