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Director Steven Spielberg says The eye sees better when the sound is great 388 of Looking At Movies by Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan Sound is a major part of human life It enables a verbal communication from one human to another It has the power to break a heart and the power to mend it With sound being as powerful as it is it is no surprise how much of a role it plays in visual media It holds the power to emphasize virtually any aspect within the film and a film is made up of many aspects In the movie Amadeus directed by Milos Forman sound has a great impact but specifically in three separate instances and methods The first way sound affects the movie is the particular laugh that Mozart has The second is the particular music that was played during Mozarts wedding The third area that sound affects the visual media is scene when Mozart first meets Antonio Salieri The first area that will be reviewed where sound plays a significant role is the type of laugh they give Mozart in Amadeus The movie tells the story of the great Mozart through the eyes of a college who secretly envies Mozarts talents to the point of hating Mozart So to this man Antonio Salieri everything Mozart does is going to be wrong and annoying So when the director decided to choose one of the most annoying laughs in movie history He was not doing it in vain He was doing it to tell a story A story of a genius who was really spoiled and who wasted his life on foolish things The sound of his laugh is incredible character creation in that it sets the mood for how you should view this individual What makes this situation even more interesting is that the movie is generally historically accurate in order to create the world of the late 1700s However it
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