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"Kirk W. Laughlin" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 17:01:49 GMT
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Frank Burke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Kristine Butler wrote:
>>Can anyone help me in thinking of movies in which a conversation or a human
>>voice is deliberately obstructed or drowned out by another sound, tus
>>frustrating the spectator's access to the voice or voices in question?
>>Godard does this in certain of his films, and I'm thinking that Hitchcock
>>has too (in that this is a clever way to build suspense).  Thanks in
In the Polanski film FRANTIC, there is a scene toward the beginning in
which Harrison Ford is taking a shower and his wife is visible in the
b.g. presumably telling him where she's going, but all we can hear
(like Ford) is the shower running.  Later, he can't find her, etc.
Kirk W. Laughlin
Grants Coordinator
Pacific Science Center
Seattle, WA
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