TITLE

Death and the Donkey: Schubert at Random in Au Hasard, Balthazar

AUTHOR(S)
McDonald, Matthew
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Fall/Winter2007, Vol. 90 Issue 3/4, p446
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Robert Bresson's 1966 film "Au Hasard, Balthazar," whose musical soundtrack consists primarily of parts of the Andantino movement from Franz Schubert's A-major Piano Sonata, D. 959. It states that Bresson's approach to classical music ran counter to the most significant currents in film music in several ways. It discusses that Bresson's attenuation of dramatic elements was a way of encouraging viewers to concentrate on structural organization and pacing, which he viewed as the true sites of meaning in his films.
ACCESSION #
36329245

 

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