Michel Chion is a composer of musique concrï¿½te, a filmmaker, an associate professor at the Universitï¿½ de Paris, and a prolific writer on film, sound, and music. His other books with Columbia University Press are Film, A Sound Artand The Voice in Cinema.Claudia Gorbman is a film studies professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She is the author of Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music(1987), the editor of several books, and the author of many articles on film sound and film music. She is also the translator of Michel Chion's Film, A Sound Art, The Voice in Cinema, and 2001: Kubrick's Cinema Odyssey.Walter Murch has been repeatedly honored by both the British and American Motion Picture Academies for his sound design and picture editing. He has received special recognition for his work in The Godfather, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The English Patient.
Julia Kristeva is a renowned psychoanalyst, critic, and professor of linguistics at the Universitï¿½ de Paris VII. She is the author of many acclaimed works and novels, including The Samurai, The Old Man and the Wolves, and Possessions, and is the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought and the Holberg International Memorial Prize.C. Jon Delogu is professor of English at the Universitï¿½ de Lyon III-Jean Moulin.