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ARTS1060 Sound in Film
by Michelle Langford

These clips are intended to provide example for a lecture on sound in film for a first year film studies class.

This compilation of clips illustrate the question of some of the different ways that sound works in film.

It covers several types of sound, including speech, noise (or sound effects) and music.

The clips then turn to illustrate aspects of the provenance of sound including active off-screen sound and internal diegetic sound.

Sound in Tree of Life by Terrence Malick (2011) Tree of Life soundscape
Sound effects in Raging Bull by Martin Scorsese (1980) Raging Bull sound effects
Sonic dissonance in Punch Drunk Love by Paul Thomas Anderson (2002) Punch Drunk Love sonic dissonance
Music in Mean Streets by Martin Scorsese (1973) Mean Streets, music used to create a milieu
Active off-screen sound in No Country for Old Men by Joel and Ethan Coen (2007) Active off-screen sound in No Country for Old Men
Active off-screen sound in Shame by Steve McQueen (2011) Shame - active off-screen sound
Internal diegetic sound in A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte) by Jacques Audiard (2009) Internal diegetic sound in A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte)
Internal diegetic sound in Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen (2013) Internal diegetic sound in Blue Jasmine