The Narrative Function of Music (The Night of The Hunter) - Video Essay

A video essay about the narrative function of music in the 1955 film, The Night of The Hunter. This is an exploration of how music together with other basic film tools can guide an audience, and both enhance and drive the narrative.


Case Studies: Building Story & Character Through Music


Music & Score


Film Noir


Film Noir


Charles Laughton


The Night of the Hunter