Sound Theory/Sound Practice

Sound Theory/Sound Practice

by Rick Altman

ISBN-10: 0415904579

ISBN-13: 9780415904575

Pub. Date: 06/28/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
AFI Film Readers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction: Cinema as Event1
1The Material Heterogeneity of Recorded Sound15
Theoretical Perspectives
Introduction: Four and a Half Film Fallacies35
2Sound Space46
3Reading, Writing, and Representing Sound65
4She Sang Live, but the Microphone was Turned Off: The Live, the Recorded, and the Subject of Representation87
5Wasted Words104
Historical Speculations
Introduction: Sound/History113
6Historical and Theoretical Issues in the Coming of Recorded Sound to the Cinema126
7Translating America: The Hollywood Multilinguals 1929-1933138
81950s Magnetic Sound: The Frozen Revolution154
Neglected Domains
Introduction: Sound's Dark Corners171
9Women's Voices in Third World Cinema178
10The Sound of Early Warner Bros. Cartoons191
11Imagining the Sound(s) of Shakespeare: Film Sound and Adaptation204
12Conventions of Sound in Documentary217
13And Then There Was Sound: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky235
Afterword: A Baker's Dozen of New Terms for Sound Analysis249
Works Cited271
List of Contributors291

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