We would like to announce a new publication from the University of Illinois Press, which we hope will be of interest.
Voicing the Cinema
Film Music and the Integrated Soundtrack
Edited by James Buhler & Hannah Lewis
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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, Robynn Stilwell
James Buhler is a professor of music theory at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Theories of the Soundtrack and a coauthor of Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History.
Hannah Lewis is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema.
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Combined Academic Publishers
University of Illinois Press | March 2020 | 352pp | 9780252084867 | PB | £22.99*
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