Soundtrack in film scenes?

Do we need sound in certain scenes of a movie? This obviously depends on what scene it is (Action, romance, comedy) Music is films have the ability to shape and change the emotion and feelings of the viewers watching the film, so perhaps it would be better left out at times. In this scene from ‘The Hunger Games’ featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson, the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins first book in the Hunger Games trilogy. In this scene, 12 boys and 12 girls aged between 12 and 18 must go head to head in a fight to survive and I thought that perhaps it would be better if there was no soundtrack because it makes you feel as if you were in the same situation more than if there was a soundtrack, I believe. This scene does just that, there is one long note (of music) but there is no soundtrack. it It is not until Katniss (Lawrence) sees a bag, that additional notes come in, because the bag provides an opportunity of survival. Before this, all that you see, is violence, of kids getting killed by other kids. I think if there was a soundtrack it may have made it seem epic, which it is not. The use of no soundtrack, brings the reality to the viewers.

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