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The Sounds of the Silents in Britain [Kindle Edition]

Julie Brown , Annette Davison

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Covering a suprising array of practices, the case studies in this book are engaging ... Given the variety of topics and perpectives, it is a remarkable achievement of the editors that the book reads as an integrated effort, with substantial cross-referencing and little unnecessary repetition ... (Maria A. Vélez-Serna)

This collection fulfills a need for addressing the history of British cinema sound, in which music was hardly covered in the 1930s. Especially for students and faculty interested in British cinema music ... Highly recommended. (M. Goldsmith, Choice)

an important collection on a neglected field; exploring the diverse sonic dimensions of cinema as it developed across the era leading up to synchronised sound, presenting a richly evocative array of ephemeral cultural practices ... The Sounds of the Silents in Britain presents a complex story in an engaging and accessible fashion, with an intelligently light touch taken, in general, with regard to theory. It is sure to become a valuable resource for film and music scholars, students and, indeed, anyone interested in this extraordinarily vibrant period of cinema. (Michael Williams, Viewfinder)

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The Sounds of the Silents in Britain explores the sonic dimension of film exhibition in Britain from the emergence of cinema to the introduction of synchronized sound. Written by experts on British silent film and film music, the chapters provide an introduction to diverse aspects of early film sound: vocal performance, from lecturing and reciting to voicing the drama; music, from developments in accompanying techniques to the impact of legislation on musical practice overall; and performance in cinemas more generally, from dancing and singalong films to live stage prologues. The book also debunks some of the myths about the sonic dimension of film exhibition: it reveals that exhibition practices in London were arguably more sophisticated than those in New York before the onset of World War I, for instance, and that venue licensing decisions had a profound effect on whether music could even be performed with film in some theatres. Based on extensive archival research and musicological analysis, The Sounds of the Silents in Britain represents an important addition to early film and film music scholarship.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3541 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0199797544
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (1 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C2QT3OE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,129,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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