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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

We Have always Lived in a Castle Soundtrack

Menglu Cai Blog Option 2 11/12/13 We Have Always Lived in the Castle Soundtrack When I try to come up with the sound track for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, I compare the songs from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast Sound track for the scenes and characters’ inner monologues in this novel. I think some of the songs can be used for We Have Always Lived in the Castle. In this way, we can create a new happy theme for the story. Belle-Jesse Corti, Paige O'Hara, Richard White, Chorus For the beginning, when Merricate walks on street in the village, I think the soundtrack for this part can use some part of “Belle” and its lyrics. Belle sings: “Little town. It's a quiet village. Ev'ry day Like the one before, Little town, Full of little people” This can be used to describe the small town where Merricate lives. And also the part that Belle sings about the books she wants to borrow and loves can be applied to Merricate’s personal monologue about her interests in books. Gaston-Corti, White, Chorus Gaston is an arrogant character in Beauty and the Beast. Though we don’t know much about Charles’ personal monologue. I think since Charles is brave enough for his ability to attract Constance in the story; I think Charles is arrogant too. He must believes that his charming will make Constance will fail in love with him. Thus, Charles can sing “Gaston” part: Gosh it disturbs me to see you, Gaston( change to Charles), Looking so down in the dumps. Every guy here'd love to be you, Gaston (change to Charles), Even when taking your lumps. There's no man in town as admired as you. You're ev'ryone's favorite guy Ev'ryone's awed and inspired by you And it's not very hard to see why. Beauty and the Beast- Celine Dion “Tale as old as time. True as it can be. Barely even friends. Then somebody bends. Unexpectedly”When Charles comes unexpectly, Merricate does not like him at all. Then we can us “Beauty and the Beast” that is song by Celine Dion as Merricate’s personal prologue. She thinks Charles is a beast who tries to take the beauty-her sister Constance away. The Mob Song- Richard White This song can be the villagers’ monologue when the fire starts in the castle where Merricate and Constance live. The villagers can see the Black sisters as the beast who the villagers wish them die. Human Again- Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, David Odgen Steirs After the house was burned, this can be used for the two Black sisters’ return. This can be used as both Merricate’s and Constance’s monologue. Especially, when they look at each other. They know each other’s meaning without singing it out. From my own perspective. They might feel after the fire, their life back to normal, which just the two sisters without any interruption. Thus, they might feel the life they want is back, and they are “Human Again”.

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