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Book: Drawn to Sound

Chapter: 8 Sonic Nostalgia and Les Triplettes de Belleville

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21892


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.

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  • Daniel Goldmark ( - dgoldmark)