Gates, Philippa, Rudy, Paul


Spectromorphology Hits Hollywood: Morphology, Objectification and Moral Messages in the Sound Design of ‘Black Hawk Down'

eContact!, Vol. 8, No. 3. Montréal: CEC.


Language(s): English


Aural Analysis Spectromorphology Discourse within Electroacoustic Music Sound Design


In this article, the authors, through analysis of scenes from the film Black Hawk Down, examine the ways in which sound and timbral development plays a crucial role towards defining, substantiating and sustaining moral thematics concerning the maturation of feminised boys into masculine heroes through war — soldiers who “do the right thing” when faced with moral dilemmas no matter what their orders.