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  1. The way Lang has these innocent kids singing such a foreboding song creates a feeling of unease. The way he uses an overhead shot to capture the whole group and the slow steady pans to focus on certain characters is masterful, and when the film cuts to the scene where the little girl is bouncing her ball down the busy street I knew something bad was going to happen. What I was most intrigued about was the lack of music. Many films use music as the key to creating a haunting scene, yet Lang only employs the voice of the characters, and the sounds that emanate around them. In my opinion this added to the opening. Instead of using music to cue the audience in on when something is going to happen, Lang makes use of camera movements and shadows and sounds (such as the clock) to create a feeling of oncoming dread.
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