Melodramatic Railway Sounds - Video Essay

Oswald Iten analyzes the effect of railway sounds in David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945), demonstrating how, although these sounds come from sources within the film, they form a sort of an alternative score that comments on the action and helps express the protagonist’s emotional state.

Oswald Iten

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