How Music Elevates Story

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Soundtracks are an integral part of the movie going experience. Whether we are conscious of it or not, music plays a key role in the way we perceive the information that we are being given on screen. Evan Puschak, who puts together weekly YouTube video essays under the name The Nerdwriter, explains in startling detail the effectiveness of Howard Shore’s score for The Lord of the Rings.

As a companion piece to this video essay, you may also want to check out Tony Zhou’s video essay on why so many films sound the same.

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