Importance Of Sound In Cinema

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The partnership between the visual and sound in media presentations has been present for many years. While it has become common practice to put a larger emphasis on visual aides, it is imperative that we recognize the fundamental contributions that aural additions make to the overall quality and presentation of any medium. It is not uncommon to witness a larger emphasis on things that we can touch and see, given that we operate as a visually emphasized society, but that does not mean we should ignore the influential presence of sound. For the purposes of this research paper, I will be demonstrating the impact that the inclusion of sound — both diegetic and non-diegetic — has had on the production on films, looking specifically at how it has benefitted the quality and experience of horror and thriller based films. I believe that the inclusion of sound is particularly necessary in a films ability to create a stimulating environment where audience members can find themselves emotionally connected to onscreen characters and therefore, it is my belief that aural elements and effects play a large role in eliciting specific audience reactions to onscreen stimuli. Historically, the incorporation of sound into cinema was not a highly favoured decision. As the availability of new technologies increased and resulted in the successful addition of sound into cinema, it begun to allow the cinema space to engage its spectators in a new, multi-sensory way (Elsaesser & Hagener 130). With

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