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The Art of Music in Films Master Class with Patrick Doyle

Start date:
Sep 24, 2016 17:00 PM
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“I feel that music on the screen can seek out and intensify the inner thoughts of the characters. It can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery. It can propel narrative swiftly forward, or slow it down. It often lifts mere dialogue into the realm of poetry. Finally, it is the communicating link between the screen and the audience, reaching out and enveloping all into one single experience.” – Bernard Herrmann

Cinema is primarily considered to be a visual experience, but while of course we see film with our eyes, we experience it just as much with our ears. Music can serve cinema in a myriad of ways, enhancing a film’s emotional impact and storytelling process. This is why many great filmmakers rely on composers to create scores to complement their films.

DFI Cinema is proud to welcome award-winning film composer Patrick Doyle to discuss his extensive career and to learn from his experiences.

24 September, 2016
5:00 PM
Katara Drama Theatre, Building 16

Language: English Only


Patrick Doyle

A classically trained musician, Patrick Doyle first ventured into the world of film scores with Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Henry V’ (1989) and has since collaborated with Branagh on 11 further films. He has composed scores for more than 50 films, among them Brian De Palma’s ‘Carlito’s Way’ (1993), Ang Lee’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (1995), Robert Altman’s ‘Gosford Park’ (2001) and Mike Newell’s ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005).