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date: 07 August 2020

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This chapterintroduces two case studies of film music. These are analyses of the musical scores for Cecil B. DeMille’sThe Ten Commandments and Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys. It suggests that Elmer Bernstein’s score for The Ten Commandments served as the frame for a naturalistic representation that the audience will accept as real because of its recognizability, while the compilation score of 12Monkeys opens up spaces in which timelines converge and collapse.

Keywords: film music, The Ten Commandments, 12 Monkeys, Cecil B. DeMille, Terry Gilliam, Elmer Bernstein, compilation score, musical score

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