The very graphic....graphics in the film, "Dead Man" help stir emotion in the viewers, however Neil Young's electric guitar accompaniment also creates an intense energy of suspense and emotion. I was trying to imagine what the black and white film would be like without Young's static and ringing sounds--not as intense, right?
We have been comparing "Dead Man" to both Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and Morrison's "Song of Solomon" in which the film and novels all have similar themes regarding discovering one's inner identity through tracing his or her history or someone else's history. While they also have similar plots, they have a common chilling-effect on the reader/viewer (or at least for me). If Neil Young's electric guitar helps create that "chilling" effect on the viewer, what do Morrison and Conrad do to create the same effect? Just vivid imagry, or is there something else?