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Film Music Studies1NameProfessorInstitutionCourseDate
Film Music Studies2The composer of music in HUGO isCamille Saint-Saëns. He was one of the mostprecocious French musicians ever existed in the 19thcentury. He begun piano lessons at the ageof two and a half and composed his first melody at three. When he was seven years old, hestudied Pierre Maledin. Upon reaching ten, he added another concert which includedBeethoven`s third piano concert[ CITATION Sai12 \l 1033 ]. He displayed the same characteristics ofa genius in his studies since he learned languages and mathematics with ease[ CITATION Ste12 \l1033 ]. He married MarieTruffaut who was 19 years and this brought the saddest phase in hislife. They were blessed with two children who died after six weeks following oneanother[ CITATION Sai13 \l 1033 ]. The marriage came toan end in the year 1881.In these darkestdays of his life, he was severely challenged and is the time when he came up with most of hiswork including: Danse macabre and SamsonetDalila.He remained very close to his mother who was not in for his marriage. The motherpassed on in 1888 making the composer face another depression in his life[ CITATION Sai131 \l1033 ]. Inthe years that followed, he travelled and visited many places and hence makinginterests in Algeria and Egypt and then ended up writing Africa in 1891 and then his PianoConcerto no.5 called Egyptian[ CITATION Sai13 \l 1033 ]. He later turned out to works which wererelated tothe exotic places including the most enduringcomposition called symphonynumber 3.After the year 1890,Saint-Saëns'melody was considered with condescension in hishome country[ CITATION Sai121 \l 1033 ]. In USA and England, he was known to be the France`smost famous and greatest composer of thecentury[ CITATION Str14 \l 1033 ]. Hefaced atriumphant concert tour after he went to USA in 1915.he had remained attached to his dogs in thelast two decades and appeared to be a loner to a big extent. He passed on in Algeria on 16thDecember 1921[ CITATION Sai122 \l 1033 ].
Film Music Studies3The adaptation of Martin Scorsese of Brian Selznicks price winning Novel the inventionof Hugo, as a boy who is orphaned and who lives with his uncle in a train station inParis[ CITATION Fau12 \l 1033 ]. He is sent to live with his uncle after the death of his father in afire. He learns the tactics of wiping the clocks running throughout the station. His uncledisappears one of those fine days and then Hugo decides to keep the maintenance of the clockwith hopes that nobody will catchhim squatting in the station[ CITATION Sai123 \l 1033 ].He had a natural engineering amplitude which made him steal gears, tools and some otheritems from a toy shopkeeper who keeps maintenance of a storefront in this station[ CITATIONGal13 \l 1033 ]. Hugoneeded those pieces to rebuild a mechanical man that was left under theeyes of the father at the museum (the restoration was the father and son project incommon).when Ben kingsley who runs the toy stand caught on to the thievery, he warned that hewould take Hugo to the nearest police officer who would without doubts sent Hugo to the nearestchildren’s orphanage just as he did to the other children who were orphans[ CITATION CAM13 \l1033 ]. However, Hugo’s run in to the old man turns out to be a great friendship with the elderlyman’s goddaughter Isabelle, who has the last item needed by Hugo to make the mechanical manto come into functionality once more.Unlike any other movie that Martin Scorsese has ever made, Hugo is the closest one inhis heart and the biggest budget, a family epic in 3-D and to some extent a mirror of his life.Here, there is a feeling that a great artist has been given the command of the resources and thetools with which he needs to make a movie about. He also makes it a fable to some children (ifnot all) hence measuring the feeling that went into it[ CITATION Sai131 \l 1033 ].The story of his hero Hugo Cabret is an own story of Scorsese. He was in Paris in his 30sand schooled himself in the working of mechanisms of an art. The latter runs in the
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