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Silent film sound

Author: Rick Altman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [ca 2007]
Series: Film and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reconsiders various aspects of sound practices during the entire silent film period. This book challenges the assumptions of earlier histories of this period in film and reveals the complexity and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Altman
ISBN: 9780231116633 0231116632
OCLC Number: 718227208
Awards: Winner of Limina Award for Best Cinema Studies International Book 2005
Winner of Theatre Library Association Award 2017
Runner-up for Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2006
Description: x, 462 p. : ill.
Contents: Part I: Methodology 1. The History of Silent Film Sound Past Attempts to Write the History of Silent Film Sound Assumptions and Limitations of the Current Project 2. Crisis Historiography A New Kind of History Anatomy of an Identity Crisis Part II: The Late-Nineteenth-Century Soundscape 3. The Musical Scene 4. Lecture Logic Part III: Early Film Sound 5. From Peep Show to Projection 6. Vaudeville Part IV: Nickelodeon Sound 7. The Crisis of the Late Aughts 8. Lectures, Sound Effects, and the Itinerant Exhibition Model 9. Films That Talk 10. The Nickelodeon Program 11. Nickelodeon Music Part V: The Campaign to Standardize Sound 12. Trade Press Discourse 13. Music for Films 14. Training Musicians, Training Audiences Part VI: The Golden Era of Silent Film Music 15. Moving Picture Orchestras Come of Age 16. New Roles for Keyboard Instruments 17. Cue Sheets and Photoplay Music 18. Musical Practices Conclusion
Series Title: Film and culture
Responsibility: Rick Altman.

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Weighty and ambitious...This thoroughly researched and copiously illustrated book is recommended for large libraries and all cinema collections. -- Roy Liebman Library Journal Silent Film Soundis a Read more...

 
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