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Film, a Sound Art (Film and Culture Series) e-book

Author:

Claudia Gorbman,Michel Chion

Language:

English

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Other

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Humanities

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1606 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Columbia University Press; Film and Culture Series edition (July 16, 2009)

Pages:

560

ISBN:

023113777X

Film, a Sound Art (Film and Culture Series) e-book

by Claudia Gorbman,Michel Chion


Film, a Sound Art (Film and Culture Series). Claudia Gorbman is a film studies professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Film, a Sound Art (Film and Culture Series). She is also the translator of Michel Chion's Film, A Sound Art, The Voice in Cinema, and 2001: Kubrick's Cinema Odyssey.

Film, a Sound Art book. Film, a Sound Art. (Film and Culture Series). French critic and composer Michel Chion argues that watching movies is more than just a visual exercise-it enacts a process of "audio-viewing. by. Michel Chion (Translation), Claudia Gorbman (Translator). C. Jon Delogu (Translator). 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.

Film, A Sound Art is no mere exercise or dry essay, but an engaged and engaging book carried by Chion’s great interest in his topic and field. But precisely herein lies its greatest weakness

Film, A Sound Art is no mere exercise or dry essay, but an engaged and engaging book carried by Chion’s great interest in his topic and field. But precisely herein lies its greatest weakness. Chion’s impressive insight and overview much too often lead to a taxing situation in which the number of examples becomes too extensive and too recitative, disturbing the rhythm and flow of the text. As the book progresses, this element becomes more and more annoying and it is almost damaging to the second part, which loses much momentum and rhythm because of this

Claudia Gorbman writes: Michel Chion, an experimental composer, filmmaker, and teacher in Paris, has published four books on film sound in the last . Chion wrote Audiovision as a capstone for three earlier sound books

Claudia Gorbman writes: Michel Chion, an experimental composer, filmmaker, and teacher in Paris, has published four books on film sound in the last decade, culminating in L'audio-vision (1990) Eng. trans. Chion wrote Audiovision as a capstone for three earlier sound books. The book gathers and tries to systematize ideas he developed in the course of a decade of writing on topics in film history and style, essays on individual films, and remarkable phenomenological journeys into insistent figures in sound films, such as the acousmetre and anempathic music.

Claudia Gorbman is a film studies professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She is also the translator of Michel Chion's The Voice in Cinema, Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen, and 2001: Kubrick's Cinema Odyssey. Country of Publication. Translated by. Claudia Gorbman.

Michel Chion; Claudia Gorbman. Walmart 9780231137768. 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.

Film, a Sound Art. (Part of the Film and Culture Series Series).

French critic and composer Michel Chion argues that watching movies is more than just a visual exercise-it enacts a process of audio-viewing.

Michel Chion (born 1947) is a French film theorist and composer of experimental music. Born in Creil, France, Chion teaches at several institutions in France and currently holds the post of Associate Professor at the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle where he is a theoretician and teacher of audio-visual relationships.

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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.
Original
I perhaps-too-hastily gave this book 5 stars upon only having read a couple chapters, but based on what I read, those who like Chion will not be disappointed. Plus, I think you might be familiar with versions of some chunks of it from periodical publications in the past.

Here is the TOC, which is missing from this Amazon product page, perhaps useful if you're wondering whether to invest:

Preface to the English Edition ix

Translator's Note xiii

Part 1 History

Chapter 1 When Film Was Deaf (1895-1927) 3

Chapter 2 Chaplin: Three Steps into Speech 21

Chapter 3 Birth of the Talkies or of Sound Film? (1927-1935) 31

Chapter 4 Jean Vigo: The Material and the Ideal 59

Chapter 5 The Ascendancy of King Text (1935-1950) 67

Chapter 6 Babel 85

Chapter 7 The Time It Takes for Time to "Harden" (1950-1975) 99

Chapter 8 The Return of the Sensorial (1975-1990) 117

Chapter 9 The Silence of the Loudspeakers (1990-2003) 147

Chapter 10 On a Sequence from The Birds: Sound Film as Palimpsestic Art 165

Part 2 Aesthetics and Poetics

Chapter 11 Jacques Tati: The Cow and the Moo 189

Chapter 12 The Disappointed Fairies Around the Cradle 201

Chapter 13 The Separation 221

Chapter 14 The Real and the Rendered 237

Chapter 15 The Three Borders 247

Chapter 16 Audiovisual Phrasing 263

Chapter 17 Alfred Hitchcock: Seeing and Hearing 281

Chapter 18 The Twelve Ears 289

Chapter 19 Orson Welles: The Voice and the House 321

Chapter 20 The Talking Machine 327

Chapter 21 Faces and Speech 353

Chapter 22 Andrei Tarkovsky: Language and the World 379

Chapter 23 The Five Powers 385

Chapter 24 God Is a Disc Jockey 407

Chapter 25 Max Ophuls: Music, Noise, and Speech 439

Chapter 26 Like Tears in Rain 453

Glossary 465

List of Illustrations 501

Index 507
OTANO
Surely the greatest of Michel Chion's books on this matter. It gives great historical and theoretical background to the advent of sound and its development in terms of Europe and the rest of the World. I would also advise for those who are interested in this book to get Chion's Audio Vision and Voice in Cinema which are a great set of articles on this matter and that explain well some terms used in this book too like Acustomere and etc.
Ahieones
Chion writes about a lot of famous movies, and if you have seen them, his writings are much more digestible and interesting. His analysis of a lot of movie scenes are spot on and he still offers much contemplation to the films and their elements. This book, however, is definitely only for those who need to study film or are extreme aficionados of film theory, filmmaking. For the average joe, this book may be too dense.

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