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Internal diegetic sound in The Pianist

by Oliver Gaycken

The scene demonstrates aural subjective narration. As the tank shell hits the apartment building close to where Wladyslaw is hiding, the soundtrack simulates the momentary loss of hearing that he experiences. Visually, we are still in the mode of objective narration, but the soundtrack places us within the character's body.

Internal diegetic sound in The Pianist

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A scene with internal diegetic sound in The Pianist

from The Pianist (2002)
Creator: Roman Polanski
Distributor: Focus Features
Posted by Oliver Gaycken
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