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Lowering the Boom Critical Studies in Film Sound

ISBN-10: 0252075323
ISBN-13: 9780252075322
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 8/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Future of Film Sound Studies
Theorizing Sound
The Phenomenology of Film Sound: Robert Bresson's A Man Escaped
The Proxemics of the Mediated Voice
Almost Silent: The Interplay of Sound and Silence in Contemporary Cinema and Television
The Sounds of "Silence": Dolby Stereo, Sound Design, and The Silence of the Lambs
Historicizing Sound
Sonic Imagination; or, Film Sound as a Discursive Construct in Czech Culture of the Transitional Period
Sounds of the City: Alfred Newman's "Street Scene" and Urban Modernity
Film and the Wagnerian Aspiration: Thoughts on Sound Design and the History of the Senses
Sound and Genre
Asynchronous Documentary: Bunuel's Land without Bread
"We'll Make a Paderewski of You Yet!": Acoustic Reflections in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Paul Sharits's Cinematics of Sound
"Every Beautiful Sound Also Creates an Equally Beautiful Picture": Color Music and Walt Disney's Fantasia
Film Sound and Cultural Studies
"A Question of the Ear": Listening to Touch of Evil
"Sound Sacrifices": The Postmodern Melodramas of World War II
Real Fantasies: Connie Stevens, Silencio, and Other Sonic Phenomena in Mulholland Drive
Case Studies of Film Sound
Selling Spectacular Sound: Dolby and the Unheard History of Technical Trademarks
(S)lip-Sync: Punk Rock Narrative Film and Postmodern Musical Performance
Critical Hearing and the Lessons of Abbas Kiarostami's Close-Up
Rethinking Point of Audition in The Cell
Works Cited
Contributors
Index

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