This week’s movie is called The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar. In this film, the audience oversees a desperate mother, Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) struggling with the living situation of being a mother whose has to deal a whole showcase of things. Some of these things include having a husband whose is not there, caring for her own children who are sensitive to sunlight, and living in a Victorian mansion where some people throughout the film have claimed that it is haunted. Grace at first doubts these haunted claims, but subsequent events began to occur which cause her to become very protective of her kids and at the same time crazy. All in all, this enigmatic and suspenseful movie ends with her and her children becoming ghost and that things that were haunting the house were of future being. Throughout this suspenseful movie, the use of sound has been used very liberally ranging to create an additional layer of suspense or of background. The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar use the element of sound to bring out the character’s history and …show more content…
The other method is called nondiegetic sound. Nondiegetic sound is “if the score has no source within the image it’s nondiegetic...nondiegetic music is often referred to as sound music.” (Giannetti, 200). An example of this can be found at the end where the audience finally understands the situation and hears and sees Grace giving her final narration that “This house is ours...” No one in the movie gets to experience it or hears it, only the audience is able to hear it. This type of experience can be seen as knowing more of the inner conscience of the person and to add more detail to the already enigmatic theme of the them, Grace and her children, being ghost to others. Non diegetic sound uses the sound of narration to help bring a good end to the movie through the elaborate use of details-the setting and the
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This description of the sounds is giving the readers a look at what will be happening later in the
There isn't as much soundtrack music compared to other thrillers so the film relied more heavily on the sounds that seem to come from both inside and outside of the shelter. Michelle often uses sounds to convey where she is and deduct whether or not it truly is safe to go outside. The sounds of the film are heightened in order to give to film a more unsettling and tense feeling. Invisible sounds help to create these feelings such as the creaking of the stairs, opening and closing of locks, moaning pipes, and when Michelle believes that she has heard a car above her room. The sounds are used to tell the inner story and convey Michelle’s emotions as she struggles to deal with her current situation.
Children laughing showing the happiness that is supposed to occur in youth. Even the lack of sound in the movie theatre gives you the impression of contentedness as the crowd watches a film. All these sounds add emotional depth to the scene that cinematography
In the beginning of the movie they used suspenseful music and imagery to keep the viewer more interested and make the viewer want to know what the “Secret” is and this is part of the logical chain of reasoning known as Pathos. Pathos is
The post-production soundtracks that the film set includes natural voice, local music and poetry. The film also contains footages that has different point of view from different perspective on two different lands. Such documentary is a really in depth piece of art that focus heavily on the creation of natural sounds, and relativity light on the visual senses. In the film, by separating the visual and auditory, viewers can enhance the concentration of the pictures and also escape synchronied sound environment. As a result of that, as a viewer of this film, I can truly feel such unique way of presentation of the film allow different perspective to be brought out, and give audiences a better understanding of what the “fact” is
It makes the overall work more dark and robust.” Avery said that the variety and doctoring of the sounds made her feel disassociated from her surroundings and engaged in the new occurrences within the video. There is not one specific fear or theme to focus on, but rather a
Napoleon Dynamite, directed by Jared Hess, is an unique comedy following the life of a teen named Napoleon. Essentially, the film’s plot is following Napoleon, his family, and their odd adventures. The film shows Napoleon’s high school journey and his new friendships with Pedro and Deb. In the film, Napoleon and Deb work together to help Pedro run for the school president. Additionally, it follows Uncle Rico’s small businesses and Kip’s online love life.
Speech Sounds 1) Summary A mysterious disease has swept across the nation and deprived many of their abilities of communication; speeches, literacy, as well as the lives of numerous people were lost. Rye, after the death of her family to the disease, was making a trip to Pasadena out of loneliness and desperation in search of her remaining relatives. While riding on the bus Rye encountered Obsidian, a man dressed in police uniform trying to restore peace in a society where miscommunication led to violence and government was obsolete.
There are many moments where uneasiness and tension builds without the use of sound. For example, the ending shots of the film are very quiet as Paul reaches out to touch the butterfly. When Paul is intercut with shots of the sniper, tension builds as the audience begins to fear what is coming. After Paul dies, the audience sees the beauty of the world and the horror of the world in the same shot: Paul’s arm, and a beautiful butterfly.
Perhaps the most obvious use of audio throughout the trailer was the background music. The song used thought the trailer is Luciano Pavarotti’s Caruso, which tells the tale of a dying man looking into the eyes of a woman dear to him for the last time. The main reason this piece was chosen was its powerful nature as an opera piece. In the book, a prole woman was shown to be singing of her own free will, which Winston associated with the freedom of mankind. Because the prole woman was described as quite large and powerful, the logical conclusion was to use a powerful piece such as Caruso in order to clearly show this point Outside the background music, however, sound effects were also used throughout 1984 in conjunction with the video scenes in order to enhance the atmosphere that was created by the visual effects and content of the trailer.
Sound is very important in this film because of lot of sound is edited to fit in certain spots including music. During the activist movement, we can clearly hear the hurt in these people voices. Riots, shouting and clapping were all heard in most of the shots along with a voice in the background explaining exactly what is going on. Music was edited into some of the scenes to help give more of a scary or haunted approach. There was also sounds that were in scenes which sounded like someone or something huge is about to take place.
Sound is being used to create or sense the mood for the audience. For example, when Kim’s father is outside, diegetic sound is used so the characters hear the baseball game playing in the background which makes the situation exciting for the audience. Edward finishes trimming a bush (the dinosaur) and everyone is amazed. This can appear to create a dramatic and happy effect for the audience. The sound then crescendos to make it seem as if Edward is being cheered on by the crowd.
In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation, he was a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish his hands. Instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Furthermore, he has lived alone, until a kind lady discovers him and welcomes him into her home. A well as he shows his true talent by cutting hair, grooming pets and making beautiful ice and topiary sculptures.
Moreover, sound is used in Blackmail to emphasis the inner emotions of a character by presenting a close-up to the character's facial expression with another character's exaggerated voice. The knife scene is a good example, where Alice feels panic and guilty after she kills the man, she is affected by everything that is related to the scene of the crime in her imagination. Therefore, when the neighbor gossips about the crime, the film presents a still image of Alice's face and every time when Alice hears the word "knife", there are some twitches on her face. More importantly, the sound volume of the word knife becomes louder each time, whereas the other parts of the conversation are almost muted. At that point, the voice of the neighbor does