"Baby dragons can't figure out humans—if they didn't want to be killed, why are they made of meat and treasure?"
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One of the best non-use of music is Toothless Lost, in Valka's Sanctuary. The scene with Hiccup controlling all the dragons. UGH. Peach and I always spazz over the gorgeous animation and lack of music, IT'S JUST SO PERFECT. UGH TOO GOOD. AUGH I NEED TO WATCH IT AGAIN. DVD. I NEED. NOW. /sobs

thebrookeofdragons:

therealdsandman:

thebrookeofdragons:

therealdsandman:

thebrookeofdragons:

Yes!! This is an excellent example of wanting you to feel. They want you to focus on hiccup + adds to your feeling of confusion, anxiety, nervousness, etc. Everything that Hiccup is feeling.

I don’t know, I feel like it could’ve been an equally good scene with music. Not like a full orchestrated song, but some ambient instruments. Some tribal rhythm would be a good representation of the dragons, a solo clarinet or flute interjecting marking Hiccups actions (since those are the instruments most used to represent Hiccup) some more aggressive tribal drums for Valka with some whispered choral hits.

I mean it could have been? But like I said, its an artistic choice. Dean + John Powell decided that this scene would benefit more from not having music. Like I posted in my other thing, music is not part of a films fictional narrative. It’s non-diegetic, therefore it poses a risk of taking away from the reality of what is on the film screen. 

But it could also ADD. I don’t like the idea that music isn’t essential for a movie. Sure some live action movies don’t have it, mockumentaries and the like, but the fact that music can also tell a story on its own adds a level of depth and emotion that can’t be achieved through dialogue and cinematography.

When did I say music wasn’t essential? I’ve been saying that music is one of the most important parts of cinema. 

I just posted why here...

Also for your second point, I’m kind of confused. The music (or lack of) in cinema is used to heighten the cinematography. Music is supposed to accompany the dialogue and cinematography in order to enhance the audience’s involvement in the film. If something “cant be achieved through cinematography” and you have to rely on music solely to draw in audiences you’re doing something wrong.

Everything in cinema is pre-planned. Everything. Even the music. This is all for artistic measures. 

I’m not saying you HAVE to rely on music, I’m saying there are certain things only music can do.

In the beginning of “Return of the Jedi” when we see the soldiers preparing to receive the emperor, there’s absolutely no way the that scene could’ve portrayed the emperors character without the music.

A weak clarinet forwarding the melody with a tense string chord in the background to share the audiences confusion and anticipation, seeing such a force of evil in the form of a frail old man. The melody dies down and is replaced by a chanting monotonal choir and parallel from the low brass as Darth Vader, so far the epitome of evil, bows to this man and you see the influence the emperor holds.

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One of the best non-use of music is Toothless Lost, in Valka's Sanctuary. The scene with Hiccup controlling all the dragons. UGH. Peach and I always spazz over the gorgeous animation and lack of music, IT'S JUST SO PERFECT. UGH TOO GOOD. AUGH I NEED TO WATCH IT AGAIN. DVD. I NEED. NOW. /sobs

thebrookeofdragons:

therealdsandman:

thebrookeofdragons:

Yes!! This is an excellent example of wanting you to feel. They want you to focus on hiccup + adds to your feeling of confusion, anxiety, nervousness, etc. Everything that Hiccup is feeling.

I don’t know, I feel like it could’ve been an equally good scene with music. Not like a full orchestrated song, but some ambient instruments. Some tribal rhythm would be a good representation of the dragons, a solo clarinet or flute interjecting marking Hiccups actions (since those are the instruments most used to represent Hiccup) some more aggressive tribal drums for Valka with some whispered choral hits.

I mean it could have been? But like I said, its an artistic choice. Dean + John Powell decided that this scene would benefit more from not having music. Like I posted in my other thing, music is not part of a films fictional narrative. It’s non-diegetic, therefore it poses a risk of taking away from the reality of what is on the film screen. 

But it could also ADD. I don’t like the idea that music isn’t essential for a movie. Sure some live action movies don’t have it, mockumentaries and the like, but the fact that music can also tell a story on its own adds a level of depth and emotion that can’t be achieved through dialogue and cinematography.

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strangebiology:

justinalanarnold:

Two-headed alligator spotted in Tampa, Florida along the Hillsborough River in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, this alligator has been reported by several people. They explained that failed separation of monozygotic twins is common in reptiles and amphibians but they rarely reach this juvenile state.

I checked this out online…no sign of photoshop! This is honestly the first time I’ve seen a dicephalic, non-infant animal in the wild!

strangebiology:

justinalanarnold:

Two-headed alligator spotted in Tampa, Florida along the Hillsborough River in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, this alligator has been reported by several people. They explained that failed separation of monozygotic twins is common in reptiles and amphibians but they rarely reach this juvenile state.

I checked this out online…no sign of photoshop! This is honestly the first time I’ve seen a dicephalic, non-infant animal in the wild!

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One of the best non-use of music is Toothless Lost, in Valka's Sanctuary. The scene with Hiccup controlling all the dragons. UGH. Peach and I always spazz over the gorgeous animation and lack of music, IT'S JUST SO PERFECT. UGH TOO GOOD. AUGH I NEED TO WATCH IT AGAIN. DVD. I NEED. NOW. /sobs

thebrookeofdragons:

Yes!! This is an excellent example of wanting you to feel. They want you to focus on hiccup + adds to your feeling of confusion, anxiety, nervousness, etc. Everything that Hiccup is feeling.

I don’t know, I feel like it could’ve been an equally good scene with music. Not like a full orchestrated song, but some ambient instruments. Some tribal rhythm would be a good representation of the dragons, a solo clarinet or flute interjecting marking Hiccups actions (since those are the instruments most used to represent Hiccup) some more aggressive tribal drums for Valka with some whispered choral hits.