MIFF Talk: See Another Side of Flim

The Blade Runner 20492017 is one of my favorite science fiction films. I was very fortunate to attend a MIFF talk about the soundtrack of this film on 4th August 2018 named Act of the Score: Blade Runner 2049. In this special event, Dr. Dan Golding, Andrew Pogson, and Seja Vogel first compared the difference between the music created by the composer Vangelis in the 1982 version of Blade Runner and the music created by Hans Zimmer in the 2017 film version. They continue the same style, but they also have their own characteristics. In 1981, Vangelis completed the soundtrack by using analog electronic musical instruments in the movie Chariots of Fire (1981). Therefore, this style became his special feature and was used in The Blade Runner (1982). Later, with the birth and development of digital technology, film masters such as Hans Zimmer, who used various electronic music production techniques, were created. After that, they talked about the production process of the soundtrack in Blade Runner2049 (2017), and then the synth-music expert Seja Vogel introduce her electronic musical instruments, at the same time, she explained how to make music using these instruments. Also, they analyzed the mood and emotion expressed by the music in the film, as well as their artistic style. At the same time, they played several representative film music on the spot, which brought me into the mysterious and grand atmosphere created by this film.


MIFF talks attracted the attention of many movie lovers, inspired their interest and answered their questions about movies and filmmakers. When asked how many people have seen two films of the Blade Runner series, all the participants in that event raised their hands. At the same time, like many lectures and live events held in almost all the film festivals, MIFF talks provide a platform for film lovers, filmmakers, guests, and scholars. In this platform, everyone may discuss all the topics about movies and filmmakers. Moreover, these events are free. It has the function of theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere of Habermas. This platform is fair and open, and it hopes to showcase different film works, discover potential people and find interesting themes. At the same time, it affirmed the results, established a model of consensus, and studied industry topics, and made a phased summary of the entire film industry in a positive direction to promote the development of not only the domestic film industry but the film industry all over the world. In particular, several international film festivals with great influence have contributed to international exchanges and become a worldwide industry consensus. This kind of industry consensus may be brought into the later film production.



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