The Music of Folk Horror – Part 5 (The Wicker Man’s Diegesis).

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Diegesis in The Wicker Man. Some of the music assessed in the last section raised further questions besides their thematic and narrative content.  Though this element was an important part of the analysis, another aspect almost appeared to be ignored; that of the diegesis of such performances.  … Continue reading The Music of Folk Horror – Part 5 (The Wicker Man’s Diegesis).

The Music of Folk Horror – Part 4 (The Wicker Man’s Narrative Functionality).

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Narrative Functionality. The music of The Wicker Man, while having few boundaries in terms of the effect of its various functions on its narrative content, is split into several different types.  For this section, the specific type of music to be looked at is the folk song; a form … Continue reading The Music of Folk Horror – Part 4 (The Wicker Man’s Narrative Functionality).

The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger) – Visual Forms of Diegesis.

The audio-visual theory of diegesis probably does have some form of basic, traditional film theory equivalent.  The splitting of film sound into what the characters and the audience can hear and the differences and problems this can cause are the basis for so much, often excessive, film sound theory.  For a film such as Michael … Continue reading The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger) – Visual Forms of Diegesis.