Extreme case of null extension, suppression of sounds that are naturally expected in a scene.


  • Can add information to context and characters
  • No spatial cues apart from subjectivity
  • Part of the internal logic of the film when backed up by the narrative
  • Part of the external logic of the film when dissociated from the narrative

Related inductor effect: Audiovisual dissociation
Opposite effect: Vast extension
Similar effect: Null extension; Silence

(Chion, 1994)

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