Self-Reflexive Suspense: The Music of Bernard Herrmann
and Pino Donaggio in Brian De Palma’s Thrillers
| COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2021 - 2
It is known that film director Brian De Palma has a recognizable style which may be called mannerist, virtuosic, and operatic, and his narrational mode is often self-reflexive. De Palma’s thrillers are rich in music, which helps connoting the sequences and making meanings. Following a neoformalist approach, this article aims at demonstrating how music contributes to De Palma’s self-reflexivity, in that it is often used intertextually...