Music/Film – Lord of the Rings Discussion

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring really highlights so many of the different features we have
learned about throughout this semester. We have the themes of good and evil, shared and individual leitmotifs.
Highlight one the musical themes in this film: The Eisengard theme (or Orc theme), the Ring theme, the Hobbit
theme or the Fellowship theme.
Explain its value to the film through characterization, plot development or heightened emotion.
What did you learn about how the music can develop particular ideas or themes in a film? Give several examples
about where you heard the theme and what its role was in the film.
Source Book: Hickman, Roger. Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music. 2nd edition W.W. Norton &
Co. 2016

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