User Heart Menu Basket Cross Plus < Minus <
Film, A Sound Art - 9780231137775

Product Details

  • Product code: BHQSS
  • ISBN: 9780231137775
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 23.4cm x 15.7cm
  • Pages: 560
  • Publish date: 22/06/2009

Film, A Sound Art (Paperback)

Film, A Sound Art - 9780231137775

Michel Chion


  • Our price £30.00
Quantity

Add to wish list
French critic and composer Michel Chion argues that watching movies is more than just a visual exercise--it enacts a process of audio-viewing. The audiovisual makes use of a wealth of tropes, devices, techniques, and effects that convert multiple sensations into image and sound, therefore rendering, instead of reproducing, the world through cinema. The first half of Film, a Sound Art considers developments in technology, aesthetic trends, and individual artistic style that recast the history of film as the evolution of a truly audiovisual language. The second half explores the intersection of auditory and visual realms. With restless inventiveness, Chion develops a rhetoric that describes the effects of audio-visual combinations, forcing us to rethink sound film. He claims, for example, that the silent era (which he terms "deaf cinema") did not end with the advent of sound technology but continues to function underneath and within later films. Expanding our appreciation of cinematic experiences ranging from Dolby multitrack in action films and the eerie tricycle of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining to the way actors from different nations use their voices and words, Film, a Sound Art showcases the vast knowledge and innovative thinking of a major theorist.

Share Film, A Sound Art on Pinterest

Product Details

  • Product code: BHQSS
  • ISBN: 9780231137775
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 23.4cm x 15.7cm
  • Pages: 560
  • Publish date: 22/06/2009

Reviews

Help our customers make the best choices by telling everyone what you think about this product.

There are currently no customer reviews for this product. Why not be the first?

Rate & Review
  • Our price £30.00
Quantity