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The Voice in Cinema

The Voice in Cinema

  • Author: Michel Chion
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231108232
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 183
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Chion analyzes imaginative uses of the human voice by directors like Lang, Hitchcock, Ophuls, Duras, and de Palma.

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema

  • Author: David P. Neumeyer
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253016517
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 336
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By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound, Neumeyer turns our attention to the voice as the mechanism through which narrative (dialog, speech) and sound (sound effects, music) come together. Complemented by music examples, illustrations, and contributions by James Buhler, Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema is the capstone of Neumeyer’s 25-year project in the analysis and interpretation of music in film.

Locating the Voice in Film

Locating the Voice in Film

Critical Approaches and Global Practices

  • Author: Lecturer in Film and Hispanic Studies Tom Whittaker,Sarah Wright,Reader in Hispanic Studies Sarah Wright
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190261137
  • Category:
  • Page: 336
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Where is the place of the voice in film? Where others have focused on Hollywood film, this volume aims to extend the field to other cinemas from around the world, encompassing Latin America, Asia and Africa amongst others. Traditional theoretical accounts, based on classical narrative cinema, examine the importance of the voice in terms of a desired perfect match between visuals and sonic effects. But, as the chapters of this volume illustrate, what is normative in one film industry may not apply in another. The widespread practices of dubbing, postsynch sound and "playback singing" in some countries, for instance, provide an alternative means of understanding the location of the voice in the soundtrack. Through seventeen original chapters, this volume situates the voice in film across a range of diverse national, transnational and cultural contexts, presenting readings which challenge traditional readings of the voice in film in exciting new ways. By taking a comparative view, this volume posits that the voice may be best understood as a mobile object, one whose trajectory follows a broader network of global flows. The various chapters explore the cultural transformations the voice undergoes as it moves from one industry to another. In doing so, the volume addresses sound practices which have been long been neglected, such as dubbing and non-synch sound, as well the ways in which sound technologies have shaped nationally specific styles of vocal performance. In addressing the place of the voice in film, the book intends to nuance existing theoretical writing on the voice while applying these critical insights in a global context.

The Voice of Technology

The Voice of Technology

Soviet Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1928–1935

  • Author: LILYA KAGANOVSKY,Associate Professor of Slavic Studies Comparative Literature and Cinema Lilya Kaganovsky
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253032660
  • Category: History
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As cinema industries around the globe adjusted to the introduction of synch-sound technology, the Soviet Union was also shifting culturally, politically, and ideologically from the heterogeneous film industry of the 1920s to the centralized industry of the 1930s, and from the avant-garde to Socialist Realism. In The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound, 1928–1935, Lilya Kaganovsky explores the history, practice, technology, ideology, aesthetics, and politics of the transition to sound within the context of larger issues in Soviet media history. Industrialization and centralization of the cinema industry greatly altered the way movies in the Soviet Union were made, while the introduction of sound radically influenced the way these movies were received. Kaganovsky argues that the coming of sound changed the Soviet cinema industry by making audible, for the first time, the voice of State power, directly addressing the Soviet viewer. By exploring numerous examples of films from this transitional period, Kaganovsky demonstrates the importance of the new technology of sound in producing and imposing the "Soviet Voice."

Doing Philosophy at the Movies

Doing Philosophy at the Movies

  • Author: Richard A. Gilmore
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791483534
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 195
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Explores philosophical ideas through an examination of popular film.

Psychoanalyzing Cinema

Psychoanalyzing Cinema

A Productive Encounter with Lacan, Deleuze, and Zizek

  • Author: jan jagodzinski
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230338550
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 281
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Brings together and compares/contrasts the writing/influence of the two most important theorists in film studies today: Gilles Deleuze and Slavoj Zizek.

The Acoustic Mirror

The Acoustic Mirror

The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema

  • Author: Kaja Silverman
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253116642
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 272
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"... a vitally new understanding that takes us from the terms of the representation of sexual difference to an anatomy of female subjectivity which will be widely influential." -- Stephen Heath "An original work likely to have significant impact on all those with an interest in the vibrant intersection of feminism, film theory, and psychoanalysis... " -- Naomi Schor "... powerfully argued study... impressive... " -- Choice "... important because of its innovative work on Hollywood's ideologically-charged construction of subjectivity.... what is exciting about The Acoustic Mirror is that it inspires one to reevaluate a number of now classical theoretical texts, and to see films with an eye to how authorship is constructed and subjectivity is generated." -- Literature and Psychology "As evocative as it is shrewdly systematic, the pioneering theory of female subjectivity formulated in the final three chapters will have wide impact as a major contribution to feminist theory." -- SubStance The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track -- to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference. The specific focus is the female voice understood not merely as spoken dialogue, narration, and commentary, but as a fantasmatic projection, and as a metaphor for authorship.

Place of Breath in Cinema

Place of Breath in Cinema

  • Author: Davina Quinlivan
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748664742
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 232
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This study considers the locus of the breathing body in the film experience and its implications for the study of embodiment in film and sensuous spectatorship.

The Origins of Leftwing Cinema in China, 1932-37

The Origins of Leftwing Cinema in China, 1932-37

  • Author: Vivian Shen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135874107
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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This book takes a cultural studies approach to analyze and account for the ways in which related to film, literature, cultural production, ideology, social change and modernity were in raised in the leftwing film movement of the 1930s.

Language in South Asia

Language in South Asia

  • Author: Braj B. Kachru,Yamuna Kachru,S. N. Sridhar
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521781418
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 608
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An overview of the language in South Asia within a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic context, comprising authoritative contributions from international scholars within the field of language and linguistics. It is an accessible interdisciplinary book for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language planning and South Asian studies.