My last post I wrote about how music can affect a person's mood, and just last night I realized music also has a huge affect on people during movies or TV shows. My mother was watching a show called Ghost Whisperer, and I sat in with her for a while. While I was watching, two people began to fight. The music playing was fast tempo and somewhat upbeat, as if to imply that they were simply engaging in friendly banter, which was definitely not the case. They were fighting and arguing, and their bodies were tense. The lead character was even crying. The music was so distracting that I stopped listening to what the people were saying. Instead of getting into the upset mood of the characters, I felt extremely annoyed with the cheesy music.
A while back I was watching Final Destination, one of the corniest horror movies ever. I was poking fun at the movie and doing voice-overs with my friends, when I started to hear a high pitch violin playing. I suddenly sunk into this intense mood, focusing completely on the TV. Some lady was walking around her house making coffee, and yet the music was making me scared.