Theories Of The Soundtrack

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Theories Of The Soundtrack

Author : James Buhler
ISBN : 0199371105
Genre : Film soundtracks
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This work is concerned with summarizing & critiquing theories of the soundtrack from roughly 1929 until today. A theory of the soundtrack is concerned with what belongs to it, how it is effectively organized, how its status in a multimedia object affects the nature of the object, the tools available for its analysis, & the interpretive regime that the theory mandates for determining the meaning, sense, & structure that sound & music bring to film & other audiovisual media. Beyond that, a theory may also delineate the range of possible uses of sound (& music), classify the types of relations that films have used for image & sound, identify the central problems, & reflect on & describe effective uses of sound in film. This text does not provide an exhaustive historical survey but rather sketches out the range of theoretical approaches that have been applied to the soundtrack over time.
Category: Film soundtracks

Voicing The Cinema

Author : James Buhler
ISBN : 9780252051869
Genre : Performing Arts
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Theorists of the soundtrack have helped us understand how the voice and music in the cinema impact a spectator's experience. James Buhler and Hannah Lewis edit in-depth essays from many of film music's most influential scholars in order to explore fascinating issues around vococentrism, the voice in cinema, and music’s role in the integrated soundtrack. The collection is divided into four sections. The first explores historical approaches to technology in the silent film, French cinema during the transition era, the films of the so-called New Hollywood, and the post-production sound business. The second investigates the practice of the singing voice in diverse repertories such as Bergman's films, Eighties teen films, and girls' voices in Brave and Frozen. The third considers the auteuristic voice of the soundtrack in works by Kurosawa, Weir, and others. A last section on narrative and vococentrism moves from The Martian and horror film to the importance of background music and the state of the soundtrack at the end of vococentrism. Contributors: Julie Brown, James Buhler, Marcia Citron, Eric Dienstfrey, Erik Heine, Julie Hubbert, Hannah Lewis, Brooke McCorkle, Cari McDonnell, David Neumeyer, Nathan Platte, Katie Quanz, Jeff Smith, Janet Staiger, and Robynn Stilwell
Category: Performing Arts

Sound Design Is The New Score

Author : Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
ISBN : 9780190855314
Genre : Music
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The practice of blurring the line between score and sound design has transformed contemporary film soundscape by challenging not only the long-established hierarchical relationships between dialogue, music, and sound effects, but also the modes of perception shaped by classical soundtrack practices. The methods of this new trend rely on the language of contemporary popular and art music, producing soundtracks in which it is difficult to tell the difference between score and ambient sound, where pieces of electroacoustic music are merged with diegetic sound, sound effects are absorbed into the score or treated as music, and diegetic sound is treated as musique concrète. In Sound Design is the New Score, Kulezic-Wilson explores theoretical, aesthetic, and sensuous dimensions of this new trend, providing a multifaceted portrait of a practice which recognizes the interconnectedness of all soundtrack elements and emphasizes their inherent musicality. The aesthetic concerns of this practice are illuminated through the concept of the aesthetics of reticence which rejects classical narrative and scoring conventions and uses integrated soundtrack strategies to create the space for mystery in art and for individuality in the cinematic experience. The book's emphasis on sensuous and musical aspects of this practice, informed by the feminist discourse on the erotics of art, challenges popular notions about sensory cinema, demonstrating that the sensuousness of film form and its soundscapes is more sophisticated than simply being the result of excessive sensory stimulation facilitated by the use of digital technology or the "intensified" aesthetics it inspires. The discussion is supported by a wide range of case studies from American Independent, Asian, Australian, and European cinemas, including films by Shane Carruth, Claire Denis, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Harmony Korine, David Michôd, Gus Van Sant, and Peter Strickland.
Category: Music


Author : Jaqueline Avila
ISBN : 9780190671303
Genre : Music
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During Mexico's silent (1896-1930) and early sound (1931-52) periods, cinema saw the development of five significant genres: the prostitute melodrama (including the cabaretera subgenre), the indigenista film (on indigenous themes or topics), the cine de añoranza porfiriana (films of Porfirian nostalgia), the Revolution film, and the comedia ranchera (ranch comedy). In this book, author Jacqueline Avila looks at examples from all genres, exploring the ways that the popular, regional, and orchestral music in these films contributed to the creation of tropes and archetypes now central to Mexican cultural nationalism. Integrating primary source material--including newspaper articles, advertisements, films--with film music studies, sound studies, and Mexican film and cultural history, Avila examines how these tropes and archetypes mirrored changing perceptions of mexicanidad manufactured by the State and popular and transnational culture. As she shows, several social and political agencies were heavily invested in creating a unified national identity in an attempt to merge the previously fragmented populace as a result of the Revolution. The commercial medium of film became an important tool to acquaint a diverse urban audience with the nuances of Mexican national identity, and music played an essential and persuasive role in the process. In this heterogeneous environment, cinema and its music continuously reshaped the contested, fluctuating space of Mexican identity, functioning both as a sign and symptom of social and political change.
Category: Music

Meaning In Film

Author : Dominique Nasta
ISBN : UVA:X002139309
Genre : Performing Arts
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Understanding how meaning mechanisms are unleashed in film has been at the center of numerous theoretical surveys of the last few years. Emphasis has especially fallen on seeing as a constructive, meaningful activity and on the diegetic implications of vision. This book is an attempt to extend film theorizing into a new realm, where hearing proves as important as seeing and where the relevance of filmic narrative is differently explored. New paths for future research are suggested by means of associations with the works of linguists or philosophers who have never addressed film theory directly in their writings. Nonetheless, several concepts posited by them (relevance, natural versus non-natural meaning or the notion of Mental spaces) find their application in the present survey. A wide range of examples starting with point-of-view and editing occurrences, passing through the use of music and sound and culminating with the study of whole filmic ensembles, enables the reader to re-examine code-bound or, on the contrary, deviational structures. These are often drawn from familiar sources, proving that not only art films of the Eisenstein or Godard type enhance innovative meaning spaces. Finally, the viewer is seen as a «pragmatic protagonist», an active not passive receiver of textual structures who relies on patterns of known visual or aural backgrounds open to an unlimited field of perspectives.
Category: Performing Arts

Musichound Soundtracks

Author : Didier C. Deutsch
ISBN : UCSC:32106015875542
Genre : Music
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Offers reviews of more than three thousand albums of film, television, and stage music
Category: Music

Immersion In Video Games

Author : Michelle Lynn Grosser
ISBN : OCLC:1241100682
Genre :
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This paper will explore the nature of interactivity in video games with a focus on the influences of the soundtrack on Player experience. Through this paper I will explore several theories of agency as related to the Player’s experience. I will use these theories of agency to propose a typology of Player/game interaction, using three case studies (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Civilization VI) to illustrate its use. Each game will fit into a different place in this typology, allowing me to demonstrate the versatility of this typology, illustrating its use in prototypical situations as well as stretching its limits. Through this classification of the games, I will be able to compare of the games and their soundtracks, which will allow me to explore the question of how the soundtrack of the game influences the ways in which the Player and game interact, and therefore how the soundtrack influences the Player’s experience in playing the game

Soundtracks Original Cast

Author : Jerry Osborne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123682986
Genre : Motion picture music
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Category: Motion picture music

Communication Theories

Author : Werner Joseph Severin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122012417
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Fifth Edition addresses ongoing changes in mass communications and new developments in mass communications theory. The book also applies communication theories to the mass media with current examples from journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations to clarify the concepts. A new chapter on cyber communications explores the influential new medium, using discussions of mediamorphosis, hypertext, multimedia, interface design, Internet addiction and Internet dependency. An extensively rewritten chapter on media chains and conglomerates addresses key developments in the field. The book also includes unique coverage of media uses and institutions, meant as an alternative way to think about mass communication. For readers interested in exploring mass communication theory.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Design Methods And Theories

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ISBN : UOM:39015007199790
Genre : Architectural design
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Category: Architectural design


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ISBN : UCSC:32106019070504
Genre : Academic libraries
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Category: Academic libraries

Lowering The Boom

Author : Jay Beck
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131799525
Genre : Performing Arts
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Amplifying the importance of sound in cinema
Category: Performing Arts

The Theory Of Iconic Realism

Author : Jeanne I. Lakatos
ISBN : UOM:39015080883971
Genre : Art
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This study of iconic realism examines semiotic theory and iconic structures within the arts.
Category: Art

Albert Einstein

Author : Clarice Swisher
ISBN : 1560060425
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the scientist famous for his theory of relativity.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction