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