“Scary Mary Poppins” shows how music can change meaning

Ok, many of you have probably seen this, but I hadn’t until Brian Storm pointed this out on the Mediastorm blog. It’s a hilarious but telling example of how music (along with some creative visual editing) can totally change the meaning of a piece of work.

This should serve as a humorous warning to those of us who advocate the use of music in nonfiction multimedia: Use with care.

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One Response to ““Scary Mary Poppins” shows how music can change meaning”

  1. Ellie Says:

    That is an incredible little video! It has a very poignant point and bit scary when you really think about it. When public discourse can be so easily manipulated by emotional tactics we are living on dangerous ground. You might want to consider reading Neal Postman’s “Amusing Ourselves to Death”.

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