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Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization In Sound Film (Oxford Music/Media) (Oxford Music/Media Series) Paperback – 16 Jan 2014


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Usa (16 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199773505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199773503
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 2 x 15.5 cm
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Review

Donnelly's deeply persuasive analysis of the 'occult' nature of audio-visual synchronisation is a major contribution to film sound studies. His sophisticated theorisation deserves a very warm welcome from scholars, students and film enthusiasts interested in both the aural and visual domains. (David Cooper, Chair of Music and Technology and Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications at the University of Leeds)

Although Donnelly cites examples from dozens of films, his latest book in the long run is about sound-image synchronization of the sort that humans experienceand sometimes puzzle overalmost every day. Fascinating! (James Wierzbicki, University of Sydney)

About the Author


K.J. Donnelly is Reader in Film at the University of Southampton. He is author of British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001). He is editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor with Phil Hayward of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012).


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