Musical Storytelling(part 1)( https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest)
To begin my story. It begins as me as a boy. I went to Wal-Mart i seen the tape of The little mermaid. I was wanting to see this movie so bad. It was just something about that drew me to this movie. I put on at my grandmother’s house as i sat back and watched it. I never seen it such a magically charming movie like that as it was just pure and simple story that was purely magical to watch. I recall afterward often as a boy going to the store to buy a new Disney movie. It is the nature of Disney movies to seem to find a way to tell us a story that makes feel like a kid again. It is the pure Disney magic and charm that has kept it alive for such a long time as i talk about the connections of music in Disney animated classics today which strikes me that truly connects you by its music alone so much so that Walt Disney called the directors room the music room as you never did story-point without it as music is the language that goes beyond the spoken word in classic Disney animated movies. So i hope you enjoy my talk about it today.
snow white and seven dwarfs(plot details form the wiki but its taking to bring context to article and moments of the song beats.
snow white and seven dwarfs begins everything of Disney traits to come even its musical connections to a bigger scale. Its where everything started for Disney animated classics. Snow white starts with its title music which is a storybook theme to a book as we intro to its world. Its storybook to where see the world of snow white open up to the castle with the the wicked queen. The queen is told about snow white being fairest in the land.
Snow white is doing here chores as normal for her as we begin to see her. She is singing somewhat as we intro to her. Its the frist song of movie which is a very simple fun song that bridges us into her. Its a simply fun little charming song as she sings to the birds. The Prince, riding by the castle, hears her voice and is enchanted by it. He climbs over the castle wall. unseen by Snow White, who is singing to her reflection at the bottom of a well. The Prince joins in the singing, which startles and surprises Snow White; she runs indoors, but when he pleads for her to return she comes to the balcony and listens as he sings “One Song” to her. Unseen by both, the Queen watches from her window high above. Its simply a marvelous intro to it.
The Queen summons the Huntsman, whom she orders to take Snow White far into the forest, and kill her; she demands the girl’s heart as proof. The Huntsman is reluctant to do so, but is bound by his orders; he takes Snow White deep into the forest, where he lets her gather flowers as he refuses to kill her as he takes pig heart to bring to the queen. Its score here really does make you have many diffrent feelings.
we see her run trough the forest the soundtrack roars into bigger epic score. Its a tension filled score and moments as she runs trough forest in fright. she is met by the creatures of forest.
snow white sings to them a smile and song as we see the little birds and other creatures of forest. she was ashamed of the fear she showed. the birds remind her they sing a song. its brightens the picture up form the darkness moments. she sings “With a Smile and a Song” and asks them if they know of a place where she can stay they lead her to the cabin. This song is a very fun song that brings cheer after the gloom.
snow white sings whistle while you work as she sings as she cleans up the cabin of the the Seven Dwarfs as we then see one of the softest songs of movie as i feel its really a charming song that makes you happy and cheerful for snow white. we next see in next scene the the Seven Dwarfs whom are singing , singing “Heigh-Ho as they work then return home to find snow white.
they find snow white in their home as they are uneasy with her. we feel for her again but they are not so mean as they seem they welcome her. they are told to clean up by her for dinner as they do even grumpy whom is bit less willing to her then the others. they all are happy afterward but grumpy singing the silly song.
She then sings “Some Day My Prince Will Come” (referring to her romance with the Prince) before sending them up to bed for the night. Its another wishful and cheerful moment.
Queen prepares the poisoned apple and, dismissing the possibility that Snow White may be revived by ‘love’s first kiss as she walks into forest towards snow white. Its dark tone of its musical beats.
After the dwarfs have left the cottage, the Queen in disguise goes to Snow White and offers her the poisoned apple in which she tells is a magic wishing apple as she takes a bite.It turns the music darker as we see the scene unfold it really makes us weep.
we intro to the moments where snow white is sleeping in the casket as all animals see her sleeping. its the moments where we feel really sad for snow white as we feel all hope is lost. It was moment many stars cried out as they felt so sad when it first was shown on screens. we cut to prince kissing her as they save her the movie ends as she lives happy ever-after. It is where we all cheer as she lives happy at the end.
Fantasia is one of those movies that is something truly special in the annals of movies. After over seventy years, Walt Disney’s Fantasia remains one of most shining examples of animation and music ever committed to film. So today my review of this classic movie which remains one of the best examples of a fine animated gem as its all song its basically one of the easier movies to break down for its songs.
Fantasia was released in Released in 1940 in the middle of World War II,Fantasia” was initially envisioned as a short film to reinvigorate the sagging popularity of Mickey Mickey Mouse as the war really was impacting hard upon Disney. Fantasia was a critical and popular failure in its own day but with the passage of time it has become a beloved classic to many today. This Disney production was an ambitious experiment to try to popularize classical music Fantasia has eight finely animated shorts to music which each is very different form the other but it connected together through the art of classical music.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor intros into the movie as it shows a section that shows various abstract imagery to the beat of “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor which has Live-action shots of the orchestra illuminated in blue and gold, backed by superimposed shadows, fade into abstract patterns. Animated lines, shapes and cloud formations reflect the sound and rhythms of the music as its very enjoyable to listen to it any time along with Nutcracker Suite scene has many different changes to its scene that goes form images of dancing fairies flowers and more as it goes along with the seasons this scene is a richly deep scene with such magical animated wonders to behold as each change in the tone of it really reflects the musical cues of the music at that moment of the scene. It’s really one marvelous gem of a scene that has such its mesmerizing cinematography.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is probably the most famous short of all of the shorts of Fantasia based upon The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (German: Der Zauberlehrling) is a poem by Goethe written in 1797 which is what that part was based upon. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas tells the story of . Mickey Mouse, the young apprentice of the sorcerer Yen Sid, attempts some of his master’s magic tricks but does not know how to control them as it is one of the most beloved parts of this classic movie it is such a fun little gem of animation that really has such marvelous cinematography along with a rich soundtrack to boot for it.
Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. A visual history of the Earth’s beginnings is depicted to selected sections of the ballet score. The sequence progresses from the planet’s formation to the first living creatures, followed by the reign and extinction of the dinosaurs as it’s one of the longest parts of the movie but it is such a richly animated scene that has such marvelous wonders to behold. I would say it has some of the finest animated dinosaurs ever put to the screen. The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. A mythical Greco-Roman world of colorful centaurs & centaurettes”, cupids, fauns and other figures from classical mythology is portrayed to Beethoven’s music. This scene sparked an interest in classical mythology for me as it’s such a marvelous treasure trove of mythology characters form the classical mythology it does have such a rich depth to its animation that goes along to the music perfectly as ever.
Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli. A comic ballet in four sections that has many creatures dancing alongside to music as this charming gem of a scene really flows along well to the beat of the music it’s such a charming and fun scene to watch with its charming and comical nature along with its great music and rich cinematography. Night on Bald Mountain depicts a demon on top of a mountain summoning the dead and damned to dance and party around him atop his mountain. Absolutely terrifying cacodemonic animation coupled with Mussorgsky’s dramatic, intimidating score along with it. Vladimir Tytla is the only man who could possibly have pulled off this dramatic, spell bindingly horrific sequence that is one of the finest pieces of animation ever put to the screen.
Fantasia is truly a film that was way ahead of its time in almost every aspect imaginable. From outstanding segments like The Rite of Spring and Night on Bald Mountain to the excellent orchestration of the classical music by Leopold Stokowski and his orchestra, to the tremendous craft of the animation and it’s wonderful cinematography and music that makes it one of the finest animated movies so see Fantasia because you truly will love this marvelous gem.’
Musical Storytelling part 1 ending
Today i talk about the frist part of a big epic break-down of Disney classics. I will go into a diffrent trait next part as i simply find the many beats to connect to the next set of Disney animated classics. I hope you enjoyed part one as i simply tried my best do something new on my blog for this feature artcle.