Sound Used In Fish Tank

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The sounds used in cinema have the ability to alter how we perceive what we are viewing. In Andrea Arnolds film, Fish Tank, she uses sound to draw the audience into Mia’s journey through self-development in lower class Britain. The background noises are emphasized throughout the film which creates a sense of realism as we feel like we have been thrown into Mia’s world. These consistent white noises engulf Mia and accentuate her isolation and vulnerability through the lack of privacy she sustains. Additionally, without a soundtrack, we are not told how to feel, instead, we must decipher that for ourselves. Both these points build on the sense of realism that is created by the sound devices used in the film and will further be discuThe sounds

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