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Soundtrack in film

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Soundtrack in film

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Thanks to insight from professionals in the field, and the freedom to explore the use of sound in film, Beyond Casual Observation has featured a broad look at the functions of a soundtrack in film. Soundtracks are defined literally as the track of all sounds, and more commonly as a collection consisting of songs, scored and/or western form, for example--possibly a collection of ambient sound. These sounds, the music and more, intersect with performances in front of, and behind, the camera to tell a story. The incredible trait in sound is its versatility. Sound and songs create mood, convey messages about a range of things from the characters to the environment, and emphasize the presence of action or dialogue ...

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Kyle Falconer

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Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

In 2007, a group of young Scottish musicians called The View became one of the key bands in the mid-‘00s British indie music scene ...

Audio = ground zero

Music Audio = ground zero

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Audio = ground zero First instalment - Sonos. Unfamiliar with Sonos yet you enjoy listening to music? Shame on you. They make speakers. They also make smart ...

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Gypsy Eyes

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Gypsy Eyes

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:11 a.m.

Gypsy Eyes SPB: What's your favorite movie sequel? Gypsy Eyes: I'd have to say my favorite movie sequel is "2046" by Wong Kar Wai. It's the second in a trilogy of films, the first being "In The Mood For Love" and the third being "Days of Being Wild." The film is about a science fiction author struggling to write his latest book after losing the woman he loves. However, the story is so much deeper than the synopsis. The writing is great, Tony Leung and Ziyi Zang are amazing as always, and cinematography and set design create ...

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Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
era vulgaris

Afterimages Wreckages of the pastEternally damned to repeat it.Exploded views incinerated by the electricity of truthPierced by the arrow ...

Vegas

Interviews Vegas

Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

Digital Affairs Neurotic is the new release from VVEGAS, who tend to write and release music often, and whose sole ...

Only Death Is Real #1

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Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

Posted July 16, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

We're halfway through the year. When did that happen? Luckily for you, SPB's expert staff are on hand ...

The Anxiety of Influence

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Posted July 16, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
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In February 1996 late novelist David Foster Wallace released a modern masterpiece, Infinite Jest, uncovering a wellspring of contemporary criticism ...

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Music Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

The task of summing up a well-organized European festival is large enough, especially since I dislike festivals to begin with ...

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