Monday, February 04, 2008

Announcement anomaly

Watching a DVD last night, it struck me how odd it is that films are often preceeded by fanfares: 20th Century Fox and Universal both employ fanfares in the traditional mould, with brass and percussion. As such, this orchestration hasn't fundamentally changed for perhaps 1000 years. Its use before a film serves to "regify" the film, lending ann aura of regal pomp and splendour... but hang on - it's just a film!


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