Words on Screen

Words on Screen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231174992
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: Film and Culture Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,166,757
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michel Chion is a composer of musique concrète, a filmmaker, an associate professor at the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, and a prolific writer on film, sound, and music. His previous books with Columbia University Press are The Voice in Cinema; Film, a Sound Art; and Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen.

Claudia Gorbman is emeritus professor of film studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She is the author of Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music, the editor of several books, and the author of many articles on film sound and film music. She has translated four other books by Michel Chion.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Part I: An Infinite Inventory
1. The Name on Screen
2. Nondiegetic Writing
3. Diegetic Writing as Athorybos
Part II: Writing, Reading
4. Fingers, Tablets, and Machines Writing
5. From Books Undone, Films
6. Half-Reading
7. Hearing One Language and Reading Another
Part III: Writing in Film Space
8. Writing in the Land of Three Dimensions
9. Anagrams and Clinamen
10. Excription

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