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Don Corleone's grandchild laughing, the breeze blowing and birds chirping as the old man lies dead in his tomato garden.


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kill bill the bamboo fountain in the fight scene between lucy liu and the bride


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The music playing in the background at the start of The Watchmen, whilst The Comedian is attacked. Edit: And similarly, from a gaming perspective, the music used throughout Fallout 3 is brilliantly anempathetic against what's going on in the game and it's intro video.


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Personally, I prefer tutorials without music. I also think a bit of background noise is not an awful thing. Gated dialogue or over-baked noise reduction is far more distracting. Choosing a mic you can get close to, thereby increasing the signal to noise ratio will help a lot. Also consider building a makeshift sound booth to block some of the noise out.


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This type of cinematic sound used to require a lot of paper, a lot of people & a large studio to hold them all - in other words a composer, a conductor & an orchestra; plus all the technicians to accurately capture their performance. These days, it can be done to quite a convincing degree using large sample libraries & a DAW. The leaders in this ...


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In Full Metal Jacket, when, after confirming two kills, the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird" plays.


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One that springs to mind is the ear cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs. The music playing from the radio as it all gruesomely unfolds!


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No one mentioned the train crash from Super 8? I almost had to leave the theater because of the intensity. By far the most uncomfortable I've ever been while watching a movie.


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127 hours. the scene where he chops off his hand. That was pretty disturbing.


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The death of Harry Dean Stanton in Alien. Stupid cat.


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An overtly surreal example is the murder of Paul Allen in American Psycho to 'Huey Lewis and the News'. It's so viciously funny!


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You could use a gate to try and remove as much of the background noise as possible. If the background noise is in the low frequencies, try low-cutting the commentary with an EQ or filter. Audacity also has some good tools but it depends on the timbre of the background noise as to whether they will work. As for the levels, you should have the soundtrack quite ...


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There are specific Noise-Reduction plugins. I hope this isn't too spammy, as I've not used anything other than these, but... I've used various of the Waves noise reduction & restoration plugs over the years to remove everything from gentle hum to significant outdoor traffic noise, with reasonable success. Sometimes, it's still been necessary to ...


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The car horn in Chinatown. (The motif of the horn is also present in the soundtrack)


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Here's another: At the beginning of The Fog (the original John Carpenter), when a stone mysteriously falls out of the wall in the old church, startling the priest and revealing the creepy old book, he drops his radio and it starts playing uptempo jazz music over what is otherwise a disturbing supernatural event.


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Another Antonioni one, 'Blow Up', the sound of the leaves rustling with the wind when the photographer discovers the dead body in the park at night, and realises that he didn't prevent the murder. So serene and creepy.


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the sound of car racing blaring on the tv after the murders in 'funny games'


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The insects in the opening scenes of A History of Violence play this role well.


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The very last scene of "The Shield" If you havent seen it - and plan to see it spoiler alert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihGapANcb2s


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127 Hours, Requiem for a Dream, The Shining, Enter The Void


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