Sound Theory/Sound Practice

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415904575
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992
  • Series: AFI Film Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 1,327,767
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction: Cinema as Event 1
1 The Material Heterogeneity of Recorded Sound 15
Theoretical Perspectives
Introduction: Four and a Half Film Fallacies 35
2 Sound Space 46
3 Reading, Writing, and Representing Sound 65
4 She Sang Live, but the Microphone was Turned Off: The Live, the Recorded, and the Subject of Representation 87
5 Wasted Words 104
Historical Speculations
Introduction: Sound/History 113
6 Historical and Theoretical Issues in the Coming of Recorded Sound to the Cinema 126
7 Translating America: The Hollywood Multilinguals 1929-1933 138
8 1950s Magnetic Sound: The Frozen Revolution 154
Neglected Domains
Introduction: Sound's Dark Corners 171
9 Women's Voices in Third World Cinema 178
10 The Sound of Early Warner Bros. Cartoons 191
11 Imagining the Sound(s) of Shakespeare: Film Sound and Adaptation 204
12 Conventions of Sound in Documentary 217
13 And Then There Was Sound: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky 235
Afterword: A Baker's Dozen of New Terms for Sound Analysis 249
Notes 255
Works Cited 271
Index 283
List of Contributors 291
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