Footsteps: A Sonic Signifier in Film, Charis Coke

As an audience we are tasked with suspending our disbelief for the duration of a film, assessing the finer details of a characters personality and impact on story at hand through a myriad of different visual and sonic signifiers; the filmic language. How much of our understanding is routed in the way that a character sounds within the frame, how much is linked to the way the natural motion has been interpreted by foley artists, sound editors and mixers? 

Ultimately does the act of placing a specific footstep synchronously to an image enhance the audiences film experience, bringing what Chion terms ‘added value’ or is it simply a way of pleasing the brain, eye and ear simultaneously?