Film Language Tag: sweetening

Sound effect rendered to that it seems to violate the conditions of verisimilitude through increasing volume above expected levels, adding unmotivated distortion, and otherwise altering the expected timbre. Also the alteration of sound (or music) through the use of overdubbing. [See also Mickey-Mousing] Buhler, James and David Neumeyer. Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History. Oxford UP, 2015.


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