Cameo Cantata
A short burst of familiar music used to emphasise a cameo


(permanent link) added: 2011-11-30 01:37:01 sponsor: unclerupee (last reply: 2012-10-06 09:12:11)

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Seen It a Million Times, can't think of many examples.

In a trope-heavy film, a sneaky cameo can flash by in a couple of seconds. Maybe the camera lingers on a Shout-Out object for a few seconds, maybe a certain actor gets a walk on. But how do we help the audience spot these injokes and etc? Step forward, Cameo Cantata. A cantata is a short composition of music, and in this case it's usually a few bars from a familiar theme-tune or similar, just to help the audience make the connection.

Examples:

  • In the fourth Indiana Jones film, during the warehouse scene a crate is knocked open to reveal a corner of the Ark Of The Covenant. A few bars from the original movie play...
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