1.5 Scene Breakdown: Crossing the Fantastical Gap

"Let's go to work."

February 25, 2019

Music can be either diegetic (living in the world of the film, think music from a radio) or nondiegetic (existing outside of the reality of the film, your typical film score). But sometimes, music crosses from diegetic to nondiegetic. It exits the characters’ universe and enters ours, or vice versa. This is called Crossing the Fantastical Gap, and in this episode, the guys look at Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Apocalypse Now (1979) and how it works in specific scenes.

"Let's go to work."

February 25, 2019

Music can be either diegetic (living in the world of the film, think music from a radio) or nondiegetic (existing outside of the reality of the film, your typical film score). But sometimes, music crosses from diegetic to nondiegetic. It exits the characters’ universe and enters ours, or vice versa. This is called Crossing the Fantastical Gap, and in this episode, the guys look at Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Apocalypse Now (1979) and how it works in specific scenes.

"The punctuation of sound in moments is non stop. Everything makes so much noise. I can't imagine this film without it."

-Zack

Reservoir Dogs Scene


"Stuck in the Middle With You"

Reservoir Dogs (1992)- "Stuck in the Middle With You"

Apocalypse Now Scene


"Ride of the Valkyries"

Apocalypse Now (1979)- Ride of the Valkyries

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1 The Sound of Redemption in Mad Max Fury Road

"Only the mad survive."

February 20, 2019

In this inaugural episode of Film Studies Minor, Zack, Colby, and Jackson introduce the concept of the show and jump into their analysis of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). The world has been crying out for more under-qualified film analysis by a roundtable of millennials, and this conglomerate of amateurs is here to provide just that. We focus on the creative use of sound that helped Fury Road route the Oscars, while picking up Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.

"Only the mad survive."

February 20, 2019

In this inaugural episode of Film Studies Minor, Zack, Colby, and Jackson introduce the concept of the show and jump into their analysis of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). The world has been crying out for more under-qualified film analysis by a roundtable of millennials, and this conglomerate of amateurs is here to provide just that. We focus on the creative use of sound that helped Fury Road route the Oscars, while picking up Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.

"The punctuation of sound in moments is non stop. Everything makes so much noise. I can't imagine this film without it."

-Zack

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Trailer


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