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dc.contributor.authorKirkendoll, Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T21:10:06Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T21:10:06Z
dc.date.created2015.en_US
dc.date.created2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/8330
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Jul. 30, 2015).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.M.)--Texas Christian University, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionCollege of Fine Arts; advisor, William Gibbons.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the use of Mozarts opera in contemporary film, employing as a framework Lars Frankes three levels of opera scene analysis--literal, cultural, and dramatic. The first chapter analyzes the use of Voi che sapete? in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, revealing the effect of music as narrator. Included in the analysis is the influence of dance forms, lyrics, and Classical and Romantic philosophies on the audiences interpretation of the developing relationship between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. The second chapter uncovers connections between Don Giovanni and Sherlock Holmes in the Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The film presents a modern retelling? of the Don Giovanni story as the presence of the operas Act II in the film establishes Sherlock Holmes as Don Giovanni; however, the association is complicated as Holmes represents the moral side of Giovanni while his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, represents the amoral Giovanni. The final chapter offers a reading of Wedding Crashers as an opera buffa, dividing the film into three acts, analyzing the primary couples as seria (John and Claire) and buffa (Jeremy and Gloria), and considering the handling of social issues such as homosexuality, gender roles, and rape-culture. Additionally, the chapter explores a connection between the opera buffa and Romantic Comedy genres.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University.,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleMozart at the movies [electronic resource] : cinematic reimaginings of opera /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitCollege of Fine Arts
local.subjectareaMusic


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