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The music of Muriel

May 13, 2010

Muriel ou Le Temps d’un retour

Hans Werner Henze (the composer used in this film) was influenced by serialism, and so was Werner –

Schoenberg is often credited with inventing serialism.

Serialism wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serialism

also relevant: moment form http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_form

The music contributes to the structural form of the film –  a forced linear progress.  There are no flashbacks, yet the past and memory are ever present and influential. The jump cuts create a language of memory space.

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