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Occult aesthetics : synchronization in sound film

Author: K J Donnelly
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series: Oxford music/media series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers the first sustained theorization of synchronization in sound film. The author addresses the manner in which the lock of audio and the visual exerts a synergetic effect, an aesthetic he dubs occult: a secret and esoteric effect that can dissipate in the face of an awareness of its existence. Drawing upon theories of sound from Sergei Eisenstein to Pierre Schaeffer to Michel Chion, the book approaches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K J Donnelly
ISBN: 9780199773497 0199773491 9780199773503 0199773505
OCLC Number: 842307603
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the lock of synchronization --
Synchronization : McGurk and beyond --
Sound montage --
Occult aesthetics --
Isomorphic cadences : film as "musical" --
"Visual" sound design : the sonic continuum --
"Pre" and "post" sound --
Wild track asynchrony --
Conclusion : final speculations.
Series Title: Oxford music/media series.
Responsibility: K.J. Donnelly.

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Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film opens up an often-overlooked aspect of audiovisual culture which is crucial to the medium's powerful illusions. Author Kevin Donnelly contends that a  Read more...

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Although Donnelly cites examples from dozens of films, his latest book in the long run is about sound-image synchronization of the sort that humans experienceand sometimes puzzle overalmost every Read more...

 
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