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Diegetic music and Contrapuntal sound

by Kate Fortmueller

This bar fight sequence provides an example of diegetic music (from the jukebox) and contrapuntal music. Note how the music in this scene corresponds to the fight. How does the volume of the song change as the scene progresses.

Mean Streets (1973) - Bar fight

In this scene the bartender uses a racial slur that leads to a fight in the bar

from Mean Streets (1973)
Creator: Martin Scorsese
Posted by Kate Fortmueller