Certain audio and visual editing techniques are notable in the excerpt of Blood Simple (1984, Coen Brothers, USA). The audio is cut over the video with the editing technique called a ‘J cut’. This is done to show the actor’s reactions when another actor is talking.
In the sound-scape you can hear mosquitoes buzzing as well as a humming sound found within the room. Additionally, certain items are of a focal sound – drawing attention to the central characters and props such as an envelope. This allows for effective continuity within the sequence of scenes.