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My favourite pedagogic illustration of the concept of diegetic/non-
extra-diegetic sound is from Mel Brook's *High Anxiety* : the car
speeding along the highway with the two lovers romantically together,
underscored by string music - then a busload of violin-playing
musicians is seen overtaking the car with the lovers - hilarious -
and what's more: after seeing that one the students will never forget
the distinction between diegetic and non-diegetic sound!
 
Michael Skovmand
Dep't of English
U. of Arhus
8000 Aa4rhus C
Denmark
 
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