Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sound EG2: The Ramen Girl

The Ramen Girl

Budget: $32M; US box office: (straight to DVD)

Opening duration:
Rottentomatoes.com 50%; IMDB 6.1.

Summary/Ideas I Might Use
Linking the soundtrack to the theme of the movie. 

The Ramen Girl (Ackerman, 2009) is a rom-com starring Brittany Murphy about a girl who goes to Japan and decides to learn how to cook ramen after her boyfriend breaks up with her.

It opens with three idents, each with their own sound effects. There is no audio-bridge between the three.

The music starts as the main character
speaks for the first time.
Over the titles there is diegetic sound which carries on to the opening scene. The non-diegetic music begins when the character first speaks. This shows that she is the main character.

The music is slightly Japanese-y. This shows the setting of the film because it links to the people in the opening and the setting of the opening scene. It gives us a general idea as to where the movie is set because of the sort of oriental aspects to the score.

I think the soundtrack fits the scene as it is quite light and shows an equilibrium for the character.

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