simply means realistic or logically existing, such as the music that plays on a character's radio in a scene; more generally, it refers to the narrative elements of a film (such as spoken dialogue, other sounds, action) that appear in, are shown, or naturally originate within the content of the film frame; the opposite is non-diegetic elements, such as sounds (e.g., background music, the musical score, a voice-over, or other sounds) w/o an origin within the film frame itself; in an objective shot, the most common camera shot, it simply presents what is before the camera in the diegesis of the narrative
  Example: in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), diegetic sounds are heard of the 'keys' men (who drive trucks with glaring headlights) as they approach E.T.'s spaceship, to suggest danger

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  • diegetic — / jet ik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑diegesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • diegetic — adjective a) of, or relating to diegesis b) that occurs as part of the action (rather than as background), and can be heard by the films characters Syn: narrative Ant: non diegetic …   Wiktionary

  • diegetic sound —   Diegetic sound is any sound that emanates from the story (or narrative) world of a film, which is referred to in film studies as diegesis …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • diegetic sound — /daɪəˈdʒɛtɪk saʊnd/ (say duyuh jetik sownd) noun Film a sound component of a film, produced by a source that is visible on the screen or whose source is implied as being present within the construct of the film, as when the audience hears a… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Non-diegetic insert — In film studies, diegesis refers to the story world, and the events that occur within it. Thus, non diegesis are things which occur outside the story world. A non diegetic insert is a film technique that combines a shot or a series of shots cut… …   Wikipedia

  • non-diegetic sound — /nɒn daɪəˈdʒɛtɪk saʊnd/ (say non duyuh jetik sownd) noun Film a sound component of a film which does not belong to the world being depicted by the film, as a commentary, a film score, unrealistic sound effects, etc. (opposed to diegetic sound) …   Australian English dictionary

  • non-diegetic sound —   Non diegetic sound is sound whose origin is from outside the story world …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • non-diegetic — adjective that does not occur as part of the action, and cannot be heard by the films characters; background …   Wiktionary

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