For the first time Showboat would introduce a well written production with incorporated and advanced music and lyrics that furthered the plot. The caricature style of gaudy actions and unrealistic productions were gone. For the first time the plot was just as important as the music. The new format of an elevated production along with the controversial topics of the time shook the customs of musical theater. Showboat is often considered one of the most influential American productions because it made a timeless statement about the Civil War era culture of the American south and established a new genre of theater.
What exactly, does music contribute to film and its emotional aspects? Well, music holds a massive influence in shaping the film experience, manipulating emotions, point of view, and managing the perceptions of characters, moods and narrative events. Music itself is symbolic in language. It communicates emotions through sound instead of using the spoken language. The purpose of this paper will be to investigate the role in which music plays in conveying emotion within film, while supporting the argument that it is one of the greatest sources of emotion in film.
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