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I can't think of an example off-hand, but the issue that Arnt is
investigating is made more complicated when one is seeing a movie with
subtitles, and dialogue that is meant to be whispered or inaudible is
subtitled and readable. Would this instance be including in your concerns,
Arnt?

Sandy Camargo

>>With extreme long-shots wouldn't even normal conversation (if recorded
>>naturalistically) be as inaudible as whispering?
>
>Of course, but I'm looking for scenes where everyday perception is
>'stretched', as in so many other cases in film. Little dialogue is
>recorded 'naturalistically' (cf. Altman 1992, for instance); even the
>'hushed' dialogue in loads of 'typical' Hollywood films, would be
>incomprehensible if experienced from the distance that the image
>'suggests', in everyday life, that is (which I find interesting, as
>it creates a very intimate/personal listening experience).
>
>Thanks, anyway, for good suggestions.
>
>Arnt
>
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Sandy Camargo
Visiting Instructor
Department of English
University of Missouri

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