Thesis Type: Postgraduate
Institution Of The Thesis: Marmara University, Institute Of Social Sciences, Department Of Islamic History And Arts, Turkey
Approval Date: 2019
Thesis Language: Turkish
Student: EMEL GÜNTEKİN
Supervisor: Mehmet Safa YepremAbstract:
The music dating back to the first ages, has been used in the cinema -which can be considered as new with its 125 years of history- since the era of silent films. In order to attract the audience more quickly into the film, to stimulate emotions and to express the desired themes more easily, the directors have benefited from the help of the music. The music used in the early stages of cinema was a tool for amusement and distraction. But it has evolved into an industrialized occupation that composing music specially for the films. We can observe that in Hollywood, composing original soundtracks is very important. However the lack of special compositions for soundtrack in Turkish cinema is noteworthy. In this research, we examine the themes of religion, prayer, worship, rebellion and death in soundtracks with numbers, comparison by countries, variations of instruments, usage of vocals, directors, composers and release dates. 17 movies out of 141 films from Turkey, USA, Italy, France, Germany, Iran, Lebanon and Sweden, examined from the aspects of makam, form, the instrument and vocal usage; with several research methods such as frequency analysis and charts. Based on the data in this study, it is found that there are many similarities between the religious themed movies from different countries such as locations, usage of vocals and the maqam selections. However there are diversities of instruments from each other.