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On the one hand, the tracks reflect Max's paranoia; on the other, the music accompanies and determines the pace of images and narration. Because there is a connection created between Max's quest and the musical score at times serves a diegetic function, even though it is a basically non-diegetic element...
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The high degree of subjectivity also seems to lend a diegetic element to the music. I will point to one prominent example: Whenever a migraine attack looms on the horizon, the little melody of the score is heard, followed but the song itself as soon as the actual migraine starts. This creates the specific atmosphere of persecution and therefore reflects Max's inner state of mind at that time...
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