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Lowering the boom : critical studies in film sound

Author: Jay Beck; Tony Grajeda
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2008.
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Amplifying the importance of sound in cinema

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Lowering the boom.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007045199
(OCoLC)177019533
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Beck; Tony Grajeda
OCLC Number: 652441847
Description: 1 online resource (x, 342 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : The future of film sound studies / Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda --
The phenomenology of film sound : Robert Bresson's A man escaped / John Belton --
The proxemics of the mediated voice / Arnt Maasø --
Almost silent : the interplay of sound and silence in contemporary cinema and television / Paul Théberge --
The sounds of "silence" : dolby stereo, sound design, and The silence of the lambs / Jay Beck --
Sonic imagination, or, film sound as a discursive construct in Czech culture of the transitional period / Petr Szczepanik --
Sounds of the city : Alfred Newman's "street scene" and urban modernity / Matthew Malsky --
Film and the Wagnerian aspiration : thoughts on sound design and the history of the senses / James Lastra --
Asynchronous documentary : Buñuel's Land without bread / Barry Mauer --
"We'll make a Paderewski of you yet!" Acoustic reflections in The 5,000 fingers of Dr. T / Nancy Newman --
Paul Sharit's cinematics of sound / Melissa Ragona --
"Every beautiful sound also creates an equally beautiful picture" : color music and Walt Disney's Fantasia / Clark Farmer --
"A question of the ear" : listening to Touch of evil / Tony Grajeda --
"Sound sacrifices" : the post modern melodramas of World War II / Debra White-Stanley --
Real fantasies : Connie Stevens, Silencio, and other sonic phenomena in Mulholland Drive / Robert Miklitsch --
Selling spectacular sound : dolby and the unheard history of technical trademarks / Paul Grainge --
(S)lip-sync : punk rock narrative film and postmodern musical performance / David Laderman --
Criitcal hearing and the lessons of Abbas Kiarostami's Close-up / David T. Johnson --
Rethinking point of audition in The cell / Anahid Kassabian.
Responsibility: edited by Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda.

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"[Lowering the Boom reclaims] cinema as an "audiovisual" object, demonstrating conclusively that whatever the relative importance of the "audio" and "visual" parts, neither can be ignored . . . . I Read more...

 
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