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The Technique of Film and Video Editing, 4th Edition by Ken Dancyger

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Ideas and Sound

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Just as a visual juxtaposition or a cutaway can introduce a new idea or a new interpretation, so too can sound. Chapter 20 discussed how the narration altered the meaning of the opening visuals in Memorandum (1966). Any of the elements of sound—music, sound effects, dialogue—can accomplish this. The juxtaposition of different sounds or the introduction of a sound “cutaway” can be as effective as a visual in introducing an idea. This concept is so important that this chapter is devoted to it.

David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson provide a useful framework for the consideration of ideas and sound. Their ...

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