Cut to the spooky music

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vladv

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Russian-Russia
"Though nothing apparently came from that meeting, The New York Times, which always treats Browder’s account as flat fact, led its Saturday editions with a breathless story entitled, “A Kremlin Link to a Memo Taken to Trump Tower,” citing similarities between Veselnitskaya’s memo on the Magnitsky case and an account prepared by “one of Russia’s most powerful officials, the prosecutor general Yuri Y. Chaika.” Cue the spooky music as the Times challenges Veselnitskaya’s honesty. "Could you please tel what the underlined means ?
 
  • Scrawny goat

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    English - Ireland
    Your title says 'cut to' and the message says 'cue'. The fact that you use have been able to switch between two appropriate terms from moviemaking makes me wonder why you are asking the question at all.
     

    PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    In mystery films, a dramatic scene is often introduced by some music that is written so as to add to the drama/tension, e.g. "De-de DAH!" - this is seen as a cliché.

    To cue = to cause to start for the purposes of the script.

    Cue the spooky music as the Times challenges Veselnitskaya’s honesty. = It was written as if it were a film script that was designed to increase the readers' tension while the Times challenges Veselnitskaya’s honesty. "
     
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