Analysis/ Reflection 6 ‘Blood Simple’

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.