Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
This document explores the music of three films in the Marvel Avengers enterprise: Marvel’s The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. It does not examine the second film of the series, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The document seeks to uncover and further understand the music’s function in each film and to determine its continuity throughout all three films. This study uses a combination of film music studies and theory-based analysis to support the findings with the aim of identifying connecting musical elements that stretch throughout these three films. This includes the use of leitmotif/themes, previously introduced music, musical similarity and contrast, as well as ways the music fits in the larger dramatic scheme of each film and the overall function of film music. Ultimately, this document will uncover vital themes that progress the sonic narrative in the Avengers soundscape.
Walker, Anthony, "The Marvel Sonic Narrative: A Study of the Film Music in Marvel's The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame" (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7427.