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Sound and Opening Credits

by Kate Fortmueller

Opening credits in classical Hollywood films typically open with a dramatic gesture, transitions to a more lyrical theme, ramps up to a dramatic ending, and winds down before the establishing shot. How does the music function in the opening credits of George Cukor’s 1939 film, The Women? What does the music in this sequence reveal about the characters?

The Women (1939) - Opening Credits

The opening credits to The Women (1939)

from The Women (1939)
Creator: George Cukor
Posted by Kate Fortmueller