The Perfect Musical Symmetry of Avatar the Last Airbender

From Sideways. Long ago, all the leitmotifs lived together in harmony Then everything changed when the fire nation attacked Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and other great links: Theodore Morris’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyuCigqn9yc A list of leitmotifs in AtLA https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Soundtrack_of_Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender Diegetic music of AtLA https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Music_in_the_World_of_Avatar An analysis of AtLA’s music https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Uiop60/Analysis_of_Music_in_Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender A reddit post…

Why the Music in Les Misérables (2012) is Worse than you Thought

From Sideways. Do you hear the people sing? Me neither Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and Links: Mackintosh’s comment on the rights to Les Mis https://www.contactmusic.com/les-miserables/news/les-miserables-hits-hollywood Fantastic document listing the leitmotifs in Les Mis https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/11525740/use-of-leitmotif-in-les-miserables-notes-analysis-essays-for- Great post about Les Mis being symmetrical https://mdn.chanvrerie.net/has-anyone-else-noticed-how-symmetrical-les-mis-is__o_t__t_70295.html Russel Crowe on Shazam! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmUwJ74hMBU New York Vocal Coaching, an…

Decoding the Music of The Matrix

From Sideways. Follow the white rabbit. So with all the theory in this video, I knew I was bound to make a mistake at some point. In the part where I explain the whole/half step pattern in the diatonic scale I messed up the diagram a little bit, but what I said was still correct.…

Why the Music in The Rise of Skywalker Felt Misleading

From Sideways. Yoda deserved better Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: I really cannot recommend this podcast enough, they go over EVERYTHING in (and everything that isn’t in) TROS and they go into just so much detail about every aspect of the musical themes Please go give them a listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIEcP7dJuy0 As always, Dr.…

Why Avatar has the Most Ironic Soundtrack of All Time

From Sideways. What happens when the soundtrack and the film accidentally tell the exact same story? You get Avatar: The Last Bluebender Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Pateron: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Sources and Links: Dr. Bryant’s write-up of her experience https://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/journal/volume/17/piece/583 Dr. Bryant’s interview on myouterspace’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WI3kJIObHE Notanothermusichistorycliche’s blog post about the Pythagorean Comma https://notanothermusichistorycliche.blogspot.com/2018/01/is-music-universal-language.html 12tone’s…

Why the Music in the Live Action Disney Remakes is Worse than you Thought

From Sideways. The longer you think about it the worse it gets Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and other misc. links: A bunch of interviews surrounding Emma Watson and her audition for Beauty and the Beast: http://www.justjaredjr.com/2017/01/17/emma-watson-on-her-beauty-the-beast-audition-i-had-to-prove-i-had-the-voice/ https://www.insider.com/beauty-and-the-beast-emma-watson-belle-2017-3 https://abc7ny.com/entertainment/why-emma-watson-made-the-perfect-belle/2066459/ A really great read about how the autotuning in Beauty and the Beast covered…

The Joker’s Musical Madness

From Sideways. What does it sound like in the Joker’s head? Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: "A Soundtrack to Madness: The Music of Joker" http://krui.fm/2019/10/16/a-soundtrack-to-madness-the-music-of-joker/ "Joker – Soundtrack Review" https://zanobardreviews.com/2019/10/03/joker-soundtrack-review/ "Joker" http://www.movie-wave.net/joker/ "Joker’s soundtrack couldn’t resist going full Batman movie" https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/9/20903574/joker-spoilers-batman-ending-music-soundtrack "How the ‘Joker’ Soundtrack Complements the Film’s Vicious Vision" https://www.slashfilm.com/joker-soundtrack/ "Soundtrack Review:…

Why the Soundtrack to Shrek is Actually Genius

From Sideways. Turns out the music has layers…. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Dan Olson’s "The Art of Editing and Suicide Squad": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDclQowcE9I Also, big shoutout to literally everyone who’s made a video essay on Shrek I’d link them all here, but it’s literally all of the videos I listed in the clip Lemme…

How the Music Spoils Sweeney Todd (and why that’s a good thing)

From Sideways. Attend the tale of the Dies Irae Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources/Links: This blog post has most (if not all) of the instances of the Dies Irae: http://dropera.blogspot.com/2014/09/sondheims-craft-manipulating-song-of.html Another great article about the characterization in Sweeney Todd, also some Dies Irae: https://www.fromscoretostage.com/single-post/2018/02/03/The-Unraveling-of-Sweeney-Todd Sondheim’s breakdown of Epiphany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozg_OrLmLU4 Sondheim discussing using just…

Why How To Train Your Dragon Has The Best Opening Ever

From Sideways. This movie hit the ground running Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 John Powell’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo00fLTBosL4EGGhi164cEQ Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMa75wsBZ_g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFOkxbhu8xU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8OmmbZnhSQ https://kingofthewilderwest.tumblr.com/post/173294023406/hi-i-loved-your-leitmotif-analysis-of-httyd2-and http://www.filmscorefans.com/melody-map—dragons.html http://entjunkie.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-to-train-your-dragon-2-score-review.html https://www.reddit.com/r/httyd/comments/9vopor/musical_motifs/ http://www.movie-wave.net/how-to-train-your-dragon/ https://soundtrackworld.com/2019/02/how-to-train-your-dragon-the-hidden-world-john-powell/ https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/music-in-film/31601/music-in-film-dragons-and-apes http://www.hans-zimmer.com/index.php?rub=disco&id=940 https://variety.com/2019/artisans/news/how-to-train-your-dragon-3-music-score-1203151400/ https://moviemusicuk.us/2019/03/28/how-to-train-your-dragon-the-hidden-world-john-powell/ https://soundtrackbeat.com/2017/03/11/how-to-train-your-dragon-john-powell/