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The Oxford handbook of cinematic listening

Cenciarelli, Carlo, ed. 2021. The Oxford handbook of cinematic listening. Oxford Handbooks, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Abstract

The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening explores how “cinematic” and “listening” practices have shaped each other through time. It looks at the ways in which listening to film is situated in textual, spatial, and historical practices, and also studies how cinematic modes of listening extend into other media and everyday experiences. Chapters are structured around six themes. Part I ("Genealogies and Beginnings") considers film sound in light of pre-existing practices such as opera and shadow theatre, and also explores changes in listening taking place at critical junctures in the early history of cinema. Part II ("Locations and Relocations") focuses on specific venues and presentational practices from roadshow movies to contemporary live-score screenings. Part III ("Representations and Re-Presentations") zooms into the formal properties of specific films, analyzing representations of listening on screen as well as the role of sound as a representational surplus. Part IV ("The Listening Body") focuses on the power of cinematic sound to engage the full body sensorium. Part V ("Listening Again") discusses a range of ways in which film sound is encountered and reinterpreted outside the cinema, whether through ancillary materials such as songs and soundtrack albums, or in experimental conditions and pedagogical contexts. Part VI ("Across Media") compares cinema with the listening protocols of TV series and music video, promenade theatre and personal stereos, video games and Virtual Reality.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190853617
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 08:46
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/135574

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