Musicians & Film Industry
Listen to part of a lecture in a music history class.
- What does the professor mainly discuss?
- A. The changing opportunities for musicians in the early twentieth century.
- B. The history of film music from the early twentieth century to the present.
- C. The types of music that accompanied silent films in the early twentieth century.
- D. The influence of new sound technology on the filth industry.
- Why does the professor point out that 20,000 jobs for musicians disappeared at the end of the silent-film era?
- A. To explain that many movie theaters closed at the end of the silent-film era.
- B. To explain that live music had lost popularity.
- C. To illustrate the huge demand for musicians during the silent-film era.
- D. To emphasize the number of jobs created by the production of sound movies.
- What is the professor’s attitude about the view that music was used in movie, theaters to cover up the noise of the film projector?
- A. He is surprised that anyone would have that view.
- B. He doubts that film projectors were very noisy.
- C. He is convinced that it was true for most of the silent-film era.
- D. He doubts that it can fully explain why music was played.
- What does the professor find unusual about the music accompanying early silent films?
- A. It was very difficult to perform.
- B. It did not relate to the action on the screen.
- C. It was usually improvised by piano players.
- D. It was selected by the filmmakers.
- What does the professor imply about the use of organs to accompany silent films?
- A. The audience preferred organ music over other types of music.
- B. Organs were too expensive for many theater owners.
- C. It delayed the introduction of recorded music in theaters.
- D. It led to a loss of employment for many musicians.
- According to the professor, why was it difficult for musicians to get a job at one of the film studios?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. Musicians who had played in movie theaters were not usually hired by the film studios.
- B. There were more musicians looking for jobs than there were jobs available at the film studios.
- C. Musicians had to be very talented to meet the demands of the film studios.
- D. The film studios preferred musicians who had some acting experience.
A C D B D BC