Pop Compilation Scores

Prior to starting Thelma & Louise today, I said a few things that I’d like to repeat here.

First, the soundtrack for this film was supervised by Kathy Nelson. As I said, she is one of the most in-demand music supervisors in Hollywood. As a challenge, see what major pop compilation soundtracks don’t have her influence…

Second, I mentioned that both Gina Davis and Susan Sarandon were nominated for Academy Awards for “Best Actress.” As you look back on the film, see what kind of music was supposed to represent them as subjects as opposed to the kind of music used to situate the action or propel the narrative.

For next Wednesday’s meeting, I have assigned a chapter from Anahid Kassabian’s Hearing Film (2001) (if that link doesn’t work, try this) that specifically deals with the role of women and compilation scores. I look forward to our discussion next week. It should be lively!

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