Saturday, December 13, 2008

Meeting Point - Sound & Vision


So many things one can say about the connection between the art of music and the art of film; From academic studies, through great soundtracks, beautiful musical moments in films, directors influenced by musicians and vice versa, from The Cinematic Orchestra to Mary Poppins and what have you (and don't get me started on the "Top 10 films about music" -or maybe we should dare this challenge sometime soon..). Among all of the above there's the personal experience of this encounter point between sound and vision; I'm talking about the magic moment that can happen either in one's head only, or as an instant link that many share at the same time - it is a true, almost irrepressible, connection between a piece of music and a piece of visual. One of those magic moments for me is the song "Porque Te Vas". When I listen to it, immediately two opposite emotions are presenting themselves: happiness and sadness, courtesy of Carlos Saura - director of Cria Cuervos (1976).

This is one of my favorite encounter points:


2 comments:

daahood said...

what a beautiful song, the horn section - wow!!
an amazing movie.

Soulcat said...

Beauty in itself..