Christian Marred Functions Essay, Scene: Friday The opening of the movie begins with a female vocalist chanting a somewhat religious sounding melody of chants in a solo Rubout fashion. At (0:12) the low bass guitar strings come In with an open 5th which darkens the mood of the chant Into a more serious chant as the vocalist continues to sing over the low tone open 5th strings.At (:023) the vocalist’s chant deepens in volume and expression as the low strings move to the minor 6th for a moment to deepen the darken mood and at (0:26) the low strings return back to the open 5th and we hear a scraping symbol as an choc to add effect to the creation of the dark and at this point worried mood In the opening credits of the scene.As we move forward into when the first scene at (0:28) a Mexican Harp enter in more intimate way with a brighter melody to open the mood up in a brighter fashion as the birds begin to chirp (0:30) and we reach a more stable evocation of a time period with the ending of the Harp’s short melody with a major triad as the scene opens a bright daylight setting of calmness and begins the next phrase up an octave (0:35) to further express a peaceful setting. At (0:42) the bass attar strings returns with a low tone and crescendos with the continued Harp melody varying on the short melody proposed earlier as we see men carrying a bed at (0:55).The plot begins to open as the accordion enters (1 :O) bringing back the darken mood with a more melancholy melody which serves as another physical function for the evocation of the Mexican culture’s use of Instrumentation thus far having a Mexican harp, bass guitar, and guitar.
Now entering in the traditional sprinkling major triads in a downward motion is the guitar at (1:04). At (1:06) we hear the accordion moving way from the major 3rd up the scale and returning to the major third to reinsert the major tonality created as the guitar again with major third sequences on top of the long tones (1:10).At (1:25) the guitar plays the minor 6th with a gracing note approach to create a minor form of tension and release as we see 6 Mexican men all with hats and works man clothing helping to lift the bed on the back of a truck and one of the men call out ” nab..
. , rural. rural, rural”.
And the guitar melody begins to go down and up the relative minor scale in a slightly repetitive way (1:32). The bed exposes a person as we soon come to find out is Friday as she says, “careful guys, this corpse Isn’t dead yet” (1:33) and the guitar slows the down and up scale minor melody to a halt.The guitar then enters once again revealing the psychological make up of the character Friday who is laying in what seems to be her “death bed”.
Friday then says (1:38) “Try to get me there in one piece” and the guitar re delicately plays the major 7th to compliment the somewhat comical statement Friday makes that seems yet rather reassuring when 2 women board the back of the truck (1:48) to inform Friday and hold her hand for a moment which helps reveal the unseen 1 OFF when the back of the truck is close and begins to move (1:57).At (2:02) the truck hits a bump and Friday shows tension and pain from the motions and begins the higher energy underscore with the guitar, bass guitar, and accordion. At (2:08) the Mexican harp enters to accompany the trio to uplift the seriousness of the Journey that is in transit into (2:12) where bass guitar strings bring back the original darken mood. As we look into Friday eyes and the camera zooms closer we see the suggesting unspoken Houghton of this character as she smiles (2:19) and the Mexican harp enters proudly and with uplifting energy as we flashback into Friday’s childhood and we hear quick percussion slaps (2:20).