Title

Fragments of a Life: Becoming-music/woman in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Trois couleurs: bleu

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Journal

Studies in French Cinema

Volume

8

Issue

3

First Page

277

Last Page

287

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/sfc.8.3.277_1

Abstract

This paper suggests a new methodology for the analysis of film music that draws upon the philosophical concepts of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and applies them to an analysis of Zbigniew Preisner's score for Krzysztof Kieslowski's Trois couleurs: bleu (1993). It is my contention that many film music analyses fail because of the lack of a common theoretical vocabulary between film and music theories. As a way of overcoming this methodological gap, I will employ the Deleuzian concepts of becoming-animal/woman/music and molarization/molecularization in order to create a methodological bridge between the two disciplines. In so doing, I will demonstrate that the score, narrative and mise-en-scène interact on a level that is not only complete, but more fully integrated than previously thought.

Notes

Dr. Gregg Redner is currently a faculty member at The University of Western Ontario.