Course Details

952: Listening to the Movies

February 14-18
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Music has always served to add to the enjoyment of films, even before the movies "talked." In this course, we will discuss the development and variety of film music from the great symphonic scores of the 1930s through today's rich mix of sounds and styles. The course will show how composers achieve their effects and highlight the work of many of the great masters of movie music, including Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, and Alexandre Desplat. This multimedia course will include clips covering many well-known films and the stories of the music behind them. This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Type: Lecture

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Dan Sherman

Dan Sherman has taught several courses on musical theater and film musicals at OLLI, along with many other venues in the area. He holds his PhD in economics from Cornell and recently retired as Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research.