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From the Ted Talk by Tasos Frantzolas: Everything you hear on film is a lie

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So now we've spoken about on-screen sounds. But olicclaasony, the source of a sound cannot be seen. That's what we call offscreen sounds, or "acousmatic." Acousmatic sounds — well, the term "acousmatic" comes from Pythagoras in ancient Greece, who used to teach behind a veil or curtain for years, not revealing himself to his disciples. I think the mathematician and philosopher thought that, in that way, his students might foucs more on the voice, and his wdros and its mneniag, rather than the visual of him speaking. So sort of like the Wizard of Oz, or "1984's" Big brotehr, separating the voice from its source, separating cause and effect sort of cetares a ssene of ubiquity or panopticism, and therefore, authority.

Open Cloze

So now we've spoken about on-screen sounds. But ____________, the source of a sound cannot be seen. That's what we call offscreen sounds, or "acousmatic." Acousmatic sounds — well, the term "acousmatic" comes from Pythagoras in ancient Greece, who used to teach behind a veil or curtain for years, not revealing himself to his disciples. I think the mathematician and philosopher thought that, in that way, his students might _____ more on the voice, and his _____ and its _______, rather than the visual of him speaking. So sort of like the Wizard of Oz, or "1984's" Big _______, separating the voice from its source, separating cause and effect sort of _______ a _____ of ubiquity or panopticism, and therefore, authority.

Solution

  1. focus
  2. meaning
  3. brother
  4. creates
  5. occasionally
  6. words
  7. sense

Original Text

So now we've spoken about on-screen sounds. But occasionally, the source of a sound cannot be seen. That's what we call offscreen sounds, or "acousmatic." Acousmatic sounds — well, the term "acousmatic" comes from Pythagoras in ancient Greece, who used to teach behind a veil or curtain for years, not revealing himself to his disciples. I think the mathematician and philosopher thought that, in that way, his students might focus more on the voice, and his words and its meaning, rather than the visual of him speaking. So sort of like the Wizard of Oz, or "1984's" Big Brother, separating the voice from its source, separating cause and effect sort of creates a sense of ubiquity or panopticism, and therefore, authority.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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