Berberian Sound Studio – Sound And Music As Narrative (Part 1)

Introduction Peter Strickland’s 2012 film Berberian Sound Studio is the first popular film quite possibly since Stanley Donan’s Singing In The Rain (1952)[i], to focus its narrative around sound as a concept in cinema.  As a visual medium, sound and music is often taken for granted; an assumed norm of film since the 1930s that … Continue reading Berberian Sound Studio – Sound And Music As Narrative (Part 1)

Avant Godard – Part 3 (Pierrot Le Fou and Conclusion on Godard’s Music).

Part 1. Part 2. The first of these musical destructions comes when Pierrot and Marianne are housed in the flat of a dead man.  So far, the film has shown little sign of doing anything as extreme as breaking out into musical numbers, so when Anna Karina starts to sing along to the accompaniment of a … Continue reading Avant Godard – Part 3 (Pierrot Le Fou and Conclusion on Godard’s Music).