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21st Jul '16 7:13:11 AM LondonKdS
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Contrast LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn.

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Contrast LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn.The inverse is LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn, where music that the audience assumes is non-diegetic is revealed to be diegetic, often for a comic effect.
11th Jun '16 12:47:37 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze The Big Squeeze]]": As the team decorates their own restaurant in an A-Team Montage, they bring in a piano, Faceman continues the background music on it, which starts again after he stops.
6th May '16 6:38:04 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Terri trying to make sense of Music/MickJagger's lyrics leads to the inevitable TimePassesMontage to the music of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

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* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Terri trying to make sense of Music/MickJagger's lyrics leads to the inevitable TimePassesMontage TimeCompressionMontage to the music of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
6th May '16 6:36:33 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Terri trying to make sense of Music/MickJagger's lyrics leads to the inevitable TimePassesMontage to the music of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
26th Mar '16 6:40:18 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. At the start of Season Six, Dean is woken up by this radio alarm playing "Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger, which then provides the background for a ContrastMontage between his TenMinuteRetirement in suburbia and his past as a Hunter. The same thing happens in "Free To Be You And Me", [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn but in reverse]].
19th Mar '16 3:58:07 PM Morgenthaler
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** Another non-Jeffster example: Chuck psyching Morgan up by humming [[StarWars The Imperial March]], inspiring Morgan to join in. Cut to Morgan opening up a pair of doors, with [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the full Imperial March blaring in the soundtrack]].
* In a reverse of the trope, one episode of ''series/TwinPeaks'' came back from commercial (with the standard "bridging" music), which was then playing on the car stereo that the next scene faded in on.

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** Another non-Jeffster example: Chuck psyching Morgan up by humming [[StarWars The Imperial March]], inspiring Morgan to join in. Cut to Morgan opening up a pair of doors, with [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the full Imperial March blaring in the soundtrack]].
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* In a reverse of the trope, one episode of ''series/TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' came back from commercial (with the standard "bridging" music), which was then playing on the car stereo that the next scene faded in on.
13th Mar '16 11:30:16 PM Pumpkingrrl
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxAeWHTC_FQ Done to brilliant effect]] in the ''Series/{{ER}}'' episode "Be Still My Heart", where the ER staff are having a Valentine's Day party in the reception area with Lo Fidelity AllStars' and Pigeonhead's "Battleflag" blaring loudly from the radio. Carter goes down the back hallway to the patient rooms to check why a patient hasn't been discharged, and the music becomes muffled with distance, still diegetic. And then he gets stabbed in the back by said schizophrenic patient and left to bleed on the floor. The second the knife goes in, the music seamlessly transitions from the distant, tinny-sounding BGM to a full, clear, non-diegetic soundtrack -- which is ''exactly as loud as the radio is back in the reception area'', and Carter's cries for help are drowned out by it, letting the viewer realize that no one can hear him because ''they'' can't hear him either.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxAeWHTC_FQ Done to brilliant effect]] in the ''Series/{{ER}}'' episode "Be Still My Heart", where the ER staff are having a Valentine's Day party in the reception area with Lo Fidelity AllStars' All-Stars' and Pigeonhead's "Battleflag" blaring loudly from the radio. Carter goes down the back hallway to the patient rooms to check why a patient hasn't been discharged, and the music becomes muffled with distance, still diegetic. And then he gets stabbed in the back by said schizophrenic patient and left to bleed on the floor. The second the knife goes in, the music seamlessly transitions from the distant, tinny-sounding BGM to a full, clear, non-diegetic soundtrack -- which is ''exactly as loud as the radio is back in the reception area'', and Carter's cries for help are drowned out by it, letting the viewer realize that no one can hear him because ''they'' can't hear him either.
13th Mar '16 11:29:40 PM Pumpkingrrl
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxAeWHTC_FQ Done to brilliant effect]] in the ''Series/{{ER}}'' episode "Be Still My Heart", where the ER staff are having a Valentine's Day party in the reception area with Pigeonhead's "Battleflag" blaring loudly from the radio. Carter goes down the back hallway to the patient rooms to check why a patient hasn't been discharged, and the music becomes muffled with distance, still diegetic. And then he gets stabbed in the back by said schizophrenic patient and left to bleed on the floor. The second the knife goes in, the music seamlessly transitions from the distant, tinny-sounding BGM to a full, clear, non-diegetic soundtrack -- which is ''exactly as loud as the radio is back in the reception area'', and Carter's cries for help are drowned out by it, letting the viewer realize that no one can hear him because ''they'' can't hear him either.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxAeWHTC_FQ Done to brilliant effect]] in the ''Series/{{ER}}'' episode "Be Still My Heart", where the ER staff are having a Valentine's Day party in the reception area with Lo Fidelity AllStars' and Pigeonhead's "Battleflag" blaring loudly from the radio. Carter goes down the back hallway to the patient rooms to check why a patient hasn't been discharged, and the music becomes muffled with distance, still diegetic. And then he gets stabbed in the back by said schizophrenic patient and left to bleed on the floor. The second the knife goes in, the music seamlessly transitions from the distant, tinny-sounding BGM to a full, clear, non-diegetic soundtrack -- which is ''exactly as loud as the radio is back in the reception area'', and Carter's cries for help are drowned out by it, letting the viewer realize that no one can hear him because ''they'' can't hear him either.
14th Feb '16 12:27:44 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Quill's Awesome Mix Tape switches from playing on his Walkman/tape deck to playing in the film's background.
4th Feb '16 8:06:50 PM MikeK
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* Used in the opening scene of Film/TurboKid: The Kid is riding on his BMX as a melodramatic 80's rock song serves as a score. Then he gets to the shed where he keeps his supplies and turns on a Walkman, which is playing the same song and picks up right where the non-diegetic version left off, albeit much louder until he fiddles with the volume. Moments later, the batteries die out, resulting in a LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand effect.

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* Used Inverted in the opening scene of Film/TurboKid: The Kid is riding on his BMX as a melodramatic 80's rock song serves as a score. Then he gets to the shed where he keeps his supplies and turns on a Walkman, which is playing the same song and picks up right where the non-diegetic version left off, albeit much louder until he fiddles with the volume. Moments later, the batteries die out, resulting in a LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand effect.
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