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The Resource Understanding sound tracks through film theory, Elsie Walker

Understanding sound tracks through film theory, Elsie Walker

Label
Understanding sound tracks through film theory
Title
Understanding sound tracks through film theory
Statement of responsibility
Elsie Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Elsie M.
Dewey number
791.4302/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.7
LC item number
.W36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sound in motion pictures
  • Sound motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Sound in motion pictures
  • Sound motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Sound in motion pictures
  • Sound motion pictures
Label
Understanding sound tracks through film theory, Elsie Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Genre studies -- Introduction: "A semantic/syntactic approach to film genre" by Rick Altman -- The Searchers -- Dead Man -- II. Postcolonialism -- Introduction: "Colonialism, Racism, and Representation: An Introduction" by Robert Stam and Louise Spence -- Rabbit-Proof Fence -- Ten Canoes -- III. Feminism -- Introduction: "Visual pleasure and narrative cinema" by Laura Mulvey -- To have and have not -- The Piano -- IV. Psychoanalysis -- Introduction: "Looking for the gaze: Lacanian film theory and its vicissitudes" by Todd McGowan -- Bigger Than Life -- Shutter Island -- V. Queer Theory -- Introduction: "Imitation and gender insubordination" by Judith Butler -- Rebecca -- Heavenly Creatures
Control code
882620100
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 435 pages
Isbn
9780199896325
Lccn
2014016766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)882620100
Label
Understanding sound tracks through film theory, Elsie Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Genre studies -- Introduction: "A semantic/syntactic approach to film genre" by Rick Altman -- The Searchers -- Dead Man -- II. Postcolonialism -- Introduction: "Colonialism, Racism, and Representation: An Introduction" by Robert Stam and Louise Spence -- Rabbit-Proof Fence -- Ten Canoes -- III. Feminism -- Introduction: "Visual pleasure and narrative cinema" by Laura Mulvey -- To have and have not -- The Piano -- IV. Psychoanalysis -- Introduction: "Looking for the gaze: Lacanian film theory and its vicissitudes" by Todd McGowan -- Bigger Than Life -- Shutter Island -- V. Queer Theory -- Introduction: "Imitation and gender insubordination" by Judith Butler -- Rebecca -- Heavenly Creatures
Control code
882620100
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 435 pages
Isbn
9780199896325
Lccn
2014016766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)882620100

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