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Film Music

Film music is a broad term referring to music used in a film. Usually, after the film has been shot (or some shooting has been completed), the composer is shown an unpolished "rough cut" of the film (or of the scenes partially finished) and talks to the director about what sort of music (styles, themes, etc.) should be used.

Most films have between 40 and 75 minutes of music. However, some films have very little or no music; others may feature a score that plays almost continuously throughout. Dogme 95 is a genre that has music only from sources within a film, such as from a radio or television. This is called "source music" because it comes from an on-screen source that can actually be seen or inferred. Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller "The Birds" is a rare example of a Hollywood film with no non-diegetic music whatsoever.

This description is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses materials from the Wikipedia article "Film score".

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