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Krin Gabbard asks about diegetic music that becomes extra-diegetic (I,
perhaps like other on the list, have only just learned these terms
thanks to the ongoing discussion, and I feel very sophisticated tossing
them off like this).  It seems as though there must be countless
examples, but I can only think of an opposite case: in the movie DIVA
some lush piece of classical music on the soundtrack accompanies our
hero as he rides his motorbike through the streets; then he pulls over,
clicks off his portable tape player and the music abruptly stops.  It
takes a moment to realize that it was coming from his tape player all
along.
 
I wonder if this "trick" is more or less common than the case Krin
describes.
 
Barbara Bernstein                       email: [log in to unmask]
Kinexis, San Francisco,  CA
 
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