Nondiegetic Sound Used In Edward Scissorhands

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Title Tim Burton has filmed, produced, and directed at least 36 movies. He is known for creating very dark movies. Some of his famous movies include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, and Edward Scissorhands. These three movies all use similar Cinematic techniques, but with Tim Burton's use of lighting, flashback, and nondiegetic sounds enhance the way a viewer visuals the movie. Tim Burton in the movie Edward Scissorhands, uses low key lighting to enhance the way the scene is interpreted by the audience. For example, in Edward Scissorhands when Peg goes into Edwards Mansion there is low lighting. This effect is making the mansion have a ominous effect to the audience watching the movie. Unlike using the high key lighting which would have made the scene of the …show more content…

In Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they both have the use of non-diegetic sound. Non-diegetic sound is the sound that the viewers can hear but the characters cannot. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, during the into of the movie there was upbeat/intense music playing while going through the makings of the chocolate. The music made the scene in the movie stand out to the viewers by getting more intense during the actions that meant something to the later on effect of the movie. If there was only diegetic sound during this scene you would have only been able to hear the machines which wouldn’t have left the same effect on the viewers. Another movie that uses this cinematic technique is Edward Scissorhands. During the scene where he cuts Joyce's hair there is music playing that is intense/upbeat. This creates the effect for the viewers to feel like it’s a different type of scene. If there was only digetics it would have been less intense feeling and more boring to watch. So as you can see having non-diegetic sounds in shows and movies adds entertainments to what's happening,creates less

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