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Siren city : sound and source music in classic American noir

Author: Robert Miklitsch
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2011.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Miklitsch
ISBN: 9780813548982 0813548985 9780813548999 0813548993
OCLC Number: 608033419
Description: xxii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: House sound : reverb, offscreen sound, and voice-over narration in early RKO noir --
Sonic effects : sound and fury in Forties noir --
Audio technologies : intercoms and dictaphones, telephones and radios, phonographs and jukeboxes --
Blues in the night : popular and classical instrumental source music --
Singing detectives and bluesmen, black jazzwomen and torch singers --
The big number (side b) : killing them softly --
The big number (a side) : siren city.
Responsibility: Robert Miklitsch.

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"Amidst the sounds of echoing high heels, gunfire, and torch songs, Robert Miklitsch discovers the unheard rhythms of film noir. "Siren City" charts a new path through the genre to reveal how it was Read more...

 
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