Gates, Philippa, Rudy, Paul

2005

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

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

URL: http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Aural Analysis Spectromorphology Discourse within Electroacoustic Music Sound Design

Abstract:

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.