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Film Music: A Certain Train Station

An analysis of 'A Brief Encounter' and its use of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Cencerto

David Lean's 1945 film, Brief Encounter, is a classic example of the way film can use music to drive the emotions of the audience. The film repeatedly returns to Eileen Joyce's recording of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto, each time further entwining the viewer's emotions within the narrative. But how can this extravagant, extrovert music seem so perfectly adapted to the repression and guilt that surrounds the protagonists?



Professor Roger Parker FBA | talks | www


Date and Time:

6 May 2009 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
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Britain`s Academics

Posted at 3:30 PM on 10 April, 2009 by Sandra Shevey

are on the same level as dogs. They sniff and snort and eat trash (other people`s garbage) They are immoral and unqualitative in their outlook and totally selfish and rapacious in disposition.

Fact is that Billy Wilder did more with and for Rachmaninoff than `Brief Encounter`.

Ask a film critic, you wally!


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