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How film-makers manipulate our emotions

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In 1939, queen of Hollywood melodrama Bette Davis starred in Dark Victory - the tragic story of a wealthy party girl dying of a brain tumour.

The audience knows that death will follow quickly after blindness. In the finale, her character's vision begins to falter and she moves slowly up a grand staircase.

Davis knew this moment would secure her chance of a third Academy Award.

She asked the director, "Who's scoring this film?" and was told it was the supremely talented Max Steiner.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/0/24083243

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So they've been using infra sound in horror for the last decade eh?

I call Shenanigans! LOL!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfprq4dVY2A



This particular track really resonates with me.

It's from the neo-noir film Brick (2005)..

It's only a minute long, but an excellent example of how film soundtracks can provoke emotional responses. Edited by Hatake Kakashi

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As an amateur filmmaker studying to make it my profession, these were among the first techniques I learned, in terms of story telling. A filmmaker with average technical skill can make something great if he understands these.

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