Short Essay Assignmen3t--sound

Grand illusion as when von rauffenstein clips the

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Grand Illusion, as when von Rauffenstein clips the geranium after Boredieu’s death. Note: Sometimes music that begins diagetically can be used non-diagetically. For example, in Ikiru , we hear and see the girls singing “Happy Birthday” in the restaurant, but a scene later Kurosawa uses the tune non-diagetically after Watanabe has returned to his office. Similarly, the symphonic music that Neff and Lola hear as they sit above the Hollywood Bowl becomes part of the non-diagetic sound track after the scene ends. You might consider the effect of the interweaving of music into and out of the diagetic world. Diagetic sound effects: the city sounds that muffle the voices of Jeff’s neighbors or the echoing of Thorvald’s footsteps in Rear Window ; the marketplace crowd noises in
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Bicycle Thieves; the feedback from Vargas’s recording device in Touch of Evil; the tolling of church bells during the storm in La Terra Trema; the cacophony of the frenzied Mardi Gras festivities at the end of Children of Paradise . Non-diagetic sound effects: the discordant wail as Saborjaya weeps in Pather Panchali; expressionist sound effects that accompany Beckert’s moments of derangement in M.
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