Film Language Tag: music, diegetic
Music that has its source in the narrative world of the film, whose characters are presumed to be able to hear it.
Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) confronts Red (Lupita Nyong'o) who has captured her son, Jason Wilson (Evan Alex). As Adelaide creeps up behind Red, weapon in hand, Red begins a monologue about her life as a tethered. The monologue is overlayed with images of Adelaide and Red as young girls. The twist that Adelaide was originally a tethered is revealed.
Peik Lin (Akwafina) drives her old college roommate Rachel (Constance Wu) to the Young estate, where her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) is waiting to welcome her and introduce her to his family. When Nick comes out to greet them, he surprises Peik Lin by inviting her to join the party.
Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman), the star of the Wild West show, meets his new antagonist, Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts).
Denis Archer (John Justin) and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandridge) get to know each other, and Archer professes his love for her.
OJ Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) walks around his house after an alien UFO excretes blood all over it, yelling out for his sister and friend to come to the car. The music is distorted because of the alien's interference with electricity. A flashback reminds him not to look up at the alien.
Shaun (Simon Pegg), his mother (Penelope Wilton) his friend Ed (Nick Frost), his girlfriend Liz(Kate Ashfield), and their acquaintances Dianne (Lucy Davis) and David (Dylan Moran) find themselves facing off against a horde of zombies accompanied by Queen blasting out of a jukebox, which they choreograph their fight to.
Marcel (Jenny Slate) takes care of his grandmother, Nana Connie (Isabella Rossellini), and observes the attention they are getting. After ensuring privacy in his home, he goes on to "ice-skate" on a dusty table before he notices a squirrel in the house.
Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o), Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke), Jason Wilson (Evan Alex), and Zora Wilson (Shahadi Wright Joseph) begin to sing along to the car radio playing "I got 5 on it". The mother tells her son to "get in rhythm", but she proceeds to snap her fingers off beat.
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) move to a purposefully tarnished New York City apartment to become "real" New Yorkers. The friends attempt to transition to Queens, NY by changing their formal, African clothing to New York street style – letting go of their fancier clothing pieces.
Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) listens and sings along to a song by the legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. He sings along while listening as if the lyrics were representative of his life.
Pyare (Rehman Khan) spys on Jameela (Waheeda Rehman) and the other unveiled women attending a birthday party held by his sister, while they sing a knowing song about men who take peeks at unveiled women, sung by playback singers Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum.
After showering, Wei-Wei (May Chin) retires to her and Wai-Tung’s (Winston Chao) bedroom, but he leaves and falls asleep in Simon’s (Mitchell Lichtenstein). Simon returns late and Wai-Tung accuses him of having an affair. The next morning, they discover that Wei-Wei is pregnant with Simon's child as Wai-Tung's Taiwanese parents (Lung Sihung, Gua Ah-Le), listen in.
Shaun (Simon Pegg) makes a trip to the convenience store, oblivious to the end of the world around him.
Eleni (Alexandra Aidini) and Alexis (Nikos Poursanidis) are taken by Nikos (Giorgos Armenis) to a theater converted into a refugee shelter. Eleni and Alexis visit the school attended by their twin sons. Spyros (Vasilis Kolovos) arrives looking for the couple.