Analysis/Reflection 6. Question 7.

In this scene of the Coen Brothers ‘Blood Simple’, there is an enormous amount of ambient sound throughout. The volume of these sounds is unrealistically high, helping to heighten the intensity and uneasiness of the scene. The crickets, footsteps and ruffling of the envelope are all examples of these heightened sounds. Silence makes an audience uneasy but so does an abrupt break in this silence.
All sounds in this scene are diegetic, meaning they occur within the world of the film. Non-diegetic sounds like music are completely absent.

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