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Sounds for a strange funeral

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Cat’s Cradle metaphorically stages the image schema ‘death as a path’. It is argued that the strangeness of the fiction, its ritualistic surrealism, is enhanced by its soundtrack, which downplays the natural link between human action and environment. Instead, the sound seems to emphasize more abstract and thematic aspects.

Keywords: basic-level world; film sound; metaphor; music; ritualistic surrealism; short film

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Copenhagen

Publication date: October 1, 2013

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