Book: Drawn to Sound
Chapter: 8 Sonic Nostalgia and Les Triplettes de Belleville
Les Triplettes de Belleville is the story of two historical eras – the nostalgic past and the crushing present – that intersect on two continents. The film thrives on nostalgia largely based on a narrative element introduced early in the film with a single line of dialogue. Presented as a function of memory, the idea of nostalgia relies heavily on sound design to establish connections to the characters’ past, to distant history, to other places altogether.