L’esthétique morriconienne dans le jeu vidéo: adaptation et réinvention musicale dans Red Dead Revolver et Red Dead Redemption

Translated title of the contribution: Morriconian Aesthetics in Video Games: Musical Adaptation and Reinvention in Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption

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Abstract

This chapter considers the use and recontextualization of Morricone’s music in video games. In particular, it considers both the use of specific pieces of Morricone’s pre-existing music in games, and the ways in which distinctive aspects of his style have been adapted to fit an interactive soundworld. It uses Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption games as primary examples. It considers how is Morricone’s music adapted, and the aesthetic changes that result as part of this adaption. Of particular concern is how Morricone’s music in the film medium is different from a situation where the player/viewer can affect the action and musical materials.
Translated title of the contributionMorriconian Aesthetics in Video Games: Musical Adaptation and Reinvention in Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationEnnio Morricone : Et pour quelques notes de plus…
EditorsChloé Huvet
Place of PublicationDijon
PublisherÉditions universitaires de Dijon
Pages257-284
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • video games
  • Ennio Morricone
  • music
  • soundtrack
  • adaptation
  • film

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