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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Buhler, James, 1964-
Hearing the movies.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Buhler; David Neumeyer; Rob Deemer
|Description:||xxiii, 470 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||The sound track and film narrative : basic terms and concepts. The sound track and narrative ; The musicality of the sound track : concepts and terminology ; Music, sound and the space of narrative : concepts and terminology ; Music, sound and time ; Writing about film sound : analysis and description --
Music, film form, and film style. Music in film form ; Music in main-title and end-credit sequences ; Music in performance and montage scenes ; Film style and the sound track ; Music in character and action scenes ; Writing about film music : interpretation --
The sound track : a technological history. Music and sound in the silent era (1895-1929) ; The transition to sound film (1926-1932) ; Music and the sound track in the classical studio era ; The stereo sound track and the post-classical era (1950-1975) ; The new Hollywood, Dolby stereo, and the emergence of sound design (1975-2000) ; Music and film sound today.
|Responsibility:||James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer.|
Features: * Detailed sample analyses with timings describe the function of sound and music in individual scenes * Extended exercises suggest tools for basic analysis of the soundtrack * Interludes at the ends of Parts I and II offer guidelines for writing about films in terms of their sound and music * Historical coverage extends from the silent film era to the advent of digital technology and beyond * Provides a broad range of examples from Hollywood, independent, and foreign films, as well as focused analysis * Features sidebar commentary from industry professionals and more than 300 illustrations, including screen stills, photos, tables, diagrams, and musical excerpts * Incorporates the broadest range of scholarship on film music currently available, spanning the disciplines of music and film/media studies * Includes glossary of terms for easy reference.
"Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History asks students to consider music in the context of the whole soundtrack; that is, in conjunction with sound effects and dialogue. This is a novel