The Sounds of Silent Films

The Sounds of Silent Films

New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice

Book - 2014
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The Sounds of Silent Films comprises up-to-date research on silent film sound, providing a particular focus on historical performance practices combined with detailed theoretical case studies. The contributions by eminent scholars in the fields of musicology, film studies and media studies, as well as by curators and archivists, explore crucial notions such as the historicity of interpretations of silent film music and the diverse acoustic manifestations of film exhibition. The volume stands among the first to integrate a large number of texts that cover a variety of cultural and historical sites and their particular regional and local historical performance practices in, for example, Swedish, Polish, British, Italian, Austrian and Indian silent cinema. The contextualizations of silent film sound production are confronted with their reception in the United States and form a unique comparative perspective for the well documented North American literature.
Publisher: Basingstoke :, Palgrave Macmillan,, 2014
ISBN: 9781137410719
Branch Call Number: 781.542 S724
Characteristics: xx, 265 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm


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