First off, if you don't know what contrapuntal music in film is (correct me if I'm not explaining correctly): Music opposite to the emotion expected from the narrative. So for example, to put it plainly, fun music over a sad scene.
I just watched "9" and I loved the sound. Specifically, I loved one scene where they used contrapuntal music. The song was (somewhere) Over The Rainbow, which was [stop reading here if you haven't watched it] used diagetically when they where celebrating their victory and everything is hunky-dory but then they get attacked again but the beautiful music keeps playing over part of the attack. I thought it was a very well crafted scene.
"Over The Rainbow":
Trailer for "9":
At film school, I went through a contrapuntal phase, but I haven't had the opportunity to use it since. So my question is:
Have you used this technique for your films (any thoughts on it)? And what are your favorite films that use it?
contrapuntal musicseems very
film centric. The original definition is
two (or more) separate melodic forms that blend well together. So, I think your
anempatheticstyle is better called
contrapuntal emotionsone expressed visually and one expressed musically. But then, I'm a musician, not a film maker. Our dictionaries differ. :)