Unformatted text preview: baby cry, there are many other sounds throughout the film that symbolize the emotional and mental descent of the protagonist. For example, when the paintings in the room morph from clichéd images to disturbing content, you can hear the shrieks and screams of the events portrayed in the newly distressing pictures. The film also has its share of predictive sound. Like most horror and thriller movies, 1408 uses its own predictive music to establish a mood of fear and terror. Whenever the atmosphere appears to be suspenseful the music builds and builds and builds until the clichéd but effective “dun!” reveals a spirit attacking the main character. The score in the film also portrays inner orientation. Near the end of the movie when the protagonist’s wife sees that her husband is in the burning room, the music is extremely dramatic as it coexisted with the wife’s worried face....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 210 taught by Professor Rineheart during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Fredonia.
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