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The Musical Experience of "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Examines the film version of "2001: A Space Odyssey" as not only a visual experience, but a musical one as well.
# 45660 | 1,007 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 17, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Music Studies (General)

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Describes and analyzes the score used in the Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "2001: A Space Odyssey". The paper provides descriptions of scenes in the movie and the accompanying music and explains the images that the music attempts to project through the use of sound, voice, and silence.

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"The film is not only a visual experience; it is also a musical journey. Filmed at a slow pace, the opening scene is an image shot from behind earth's moon with the sun rising over the earth's crescent shape in the blackness of space. This scene shows the earth, moon, and sun in a vertical alignment. Richard Strauss's Thus Spake Zarathustra is playing in the background. This scene is striking and beautiful and Strauss's piece sets the mood for what must be the majestic experience of outer space."

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