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Abstract:

There is one brief sonic element in the soundtrack of Miles Goodall's Village that, despite its short duration, works to subtly recalibrate the meaning of all that surrounds it: a recorded sound played in reverse. This essay describes how that sound was invested with occult meaning and thus shaped its strategic implementation in Village .

Keywords: ADVERTISING; FILM SOUND; HORROR; PUBLIC SERVICE; SOUND RECORDING; SUBLIMINAL MEDIA; UNCANNY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/sfs.1.1.135_1

Publication date: June 1, 2010

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