The meaning of Sound

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Sound is perhaps, the most hard subject when studying  filmmaking. But yet,gives a film heart and soul. Sound is a powerful  film technique  for many reasons: it shapes our understanding of image and direct our attention to it.

Klute:a paranoia trilogy.

Klute is a 1971 crime thriller film directed and produced by Alan J Pakula, written by Andy and Dave Lewis, and starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cijoffi and Roy Schneider. It tells the story of a high priced prostitute who assists a detective in solving a missing person’s case. Its an informally instalment trilogy that include  The Parallax View (1974) and All The President’s Men (1976).

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A film that recognises the power of sound in developing narrative and creating suspenses.

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The film has a blurred feminist message.In this scene Jane Fonda’s character Bree talking with a psychiatry gives us the impression that she is talking straight with us.

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The same time she looks as an independent, sophisticate and modern woman, she is in true,insecure and looking for a man who will give her security. Bree is a very complex character, strong and insensitive with her clients, fragile and confused with love.

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Fonda after won the best actress  Oscar for Klute, positioned herself as a feminist and anti-war campaigner. She went to live in Vietnam to show solidarity against the USA.

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“Klute” is a terrific showcase for its leading lady, but it isn’t much as a thriller…It’s amazing how this movie has not aged!

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