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  1. I'm very sad about this. It was because of him and Williams that my passion for film music grew and my love for music in general, setting me on the path for music education.
  2. I don't watch news anymore. It's been one of my better choices. I've finished reading the Hot Zone (about Ebola), rushed, the dead key... I'll look and see if there are any others.
  3. Guess the diabetic thing was a different movie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I had to look it up. Sleeping with the enemy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. No. The one where she's diabetic and she has to have the towels all in the same length Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I think the problem is that Hollywood has glorified it and it's been talked up as a kinky romance. But really it's something that we should be showing as a thriller. Something like ...what was that movie Julia Roberts was in with the abusive relationship? Anyways. Back to TV Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. It's an abusive relationship disguised as a romance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Not only boring, but psychotic. The man is psychotic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I have no use for fifty shades. It's a messed up relationship. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I'm still on bones. She just sent back to work after her baby. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The definition of racist is generally characterized as assumptions of a race that deem it inferior or superior. Early film music such as in 1908 was not choosing "Chinese sounding" music as a reflection of their ethnic inferiority, rather a generalization of a culture of music that could be easily identifiable so to accurately portray a storyline without shooting on location or with many words. Back then the tolerance level of stereotyping was very high compared to now. And that's ok, so when teaching about early film history you talk about how the silent film composer needed to get across to a wide audience the general concept of a scene and how that stereotyping is considered unacceptable by today's standards. It is definitely NOT racist. That is a term that is thrown around incorrectly.
  12. We talk about the old Sam fox music which I have. They listen to some and we talk about why it's 1. Not "racist" and 2. Wasn't even deemed to be politically incorrect. So those are good points. Thank you for these ill make a spread sheet and share so you can see it a bit clearer. Examples of these cliches about which we are talking? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Let's have a Buffy thread!!!!!! I'll be over there alllllllll day!
  14. I've seen this preview on Disney and it looks funny for me, but I can't see kids liking this.
  15. Yeah I just looked through tv of the 1990s. I didn't watch much. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Oh and powerpuff girls. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Yup that's all I ever watched I was a hermit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Hmmm. Fresh prince. WHAT! (Choke) For shame! The character arc and score!!!!!! Must watch the gentlemen ep.
  19. These are all very detailed. Maybe I should make a list of excerpts for them to listen to and identify with. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. There's a lot of stuff here. I may I need to pear that down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. I'm reworking my film music curriculum. For those of you who don't know I teach middle school music and chorus. The students in the general music class are from all sorts of backgrounds- band drop outs, chorus kids, kids who don't like music, violinists/pianists, rock band enthusiasts.... So it's my job to get them thinking about music in a way that doesn't take years of previous music studies. I have been having them using their GarageBand program to create an unwritten, fairly improvised score and foley track for a 30 short story that is suspenseful and is open ended. Creating the "sound of fear" by sustaining long low bass strings, descending half and whole steps, crescendos and decrescendos. As well as a high, violin half step trill. After years of doing this assignment and tweaking it here and there I really realized that the students enjoyed recreating the sound of something. We started looking at cartoon clips and describing certain cliche sounds. Such as a falling object in slow motion would have them playing a descending woodwind line in a way where they were just wiggling their fingers on the keyboard. What sort of cliche moments or thematic recreations would you aim to include? I have - fanfare: trumpets, triplets, leaps. Falling: descending woodwind line, free fall down the keyboard with fingers. Fear: trill, high pitched violins. Fear: low sustained strings. I'm looking to include love theme, action music, etc.
  22. Never liked that show lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Ren


    Do you mock me!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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