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  • ISBN: 9780253339881
  • ISBN10: 025333988X

The Sounds of Early Cinema

by Rick Altman

  • List Price: $49.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
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ContentsIntroduction Richard Abel and Rick AltmanI. A Context of IntermedialityEarly Phonograph Culture and Moving Pictures Ian ChristieDoing for the Eye What the Phonograph Does for the Ear Tom GunningRemarks on Writing and Technologies of Sound in Early Cinema Mats BjrkinNext Slide Please': The Lantern Lecture in Britain, 1890-1910 Richard CrangleThe Ways of Silence Franois JostThe Event and the Series: The Decline of Caf-Concerts, the Failure of Gaumont's Chronphone and the Birth of Cinema as Art Edouard ArnoldyII. Sound Practices in ProductionDialogues in Silent Screenplays: What the Actors Really Said Isabelle RaynauldThe First Transi-Sounds of Parallel Editing Bernard PerronSound, the Jump Cut, and 'Trickality' in Early Danish Comedies John FullertonSetting the Pace of a Heartbeat: The Use of Sound Elements in European Melodramas Before 1915 Dominique NastaTalking Movie or Silent Theater: Creative Experiments by Vasily Goncharov Rashit YangirovIII. Sound Practices in ExhibitionSleighbells and Moving Pictures: On the Trail of D. W. Robertson Gregory WallerThe Story of Percy Peashaker: Debates about Sound Effects in the Early Cinema Stephen BottomoreThat Most American of Attractions, the Illustrated Song Richard Abel'The Sensational Acme of Realism': 'Talker' Pictures as Early Cinema Sound Practice Jeffrey Klenotic'Bells and Whistles': The Sound of Meaning in Train Travel Film Rides Lauren RabinovitzIV. Spectators and PoliticsThe Noises of Spectators, or the Spectator as Additive to the Spectacle Jean Ch'teauvert and Andr GaudreaultEarly Cinematographic Spectacles: The Role of Sound Accompaniment in the Reception of Moving Images Jacques PoletSounding Canadian: Early Sound Practices and Nationalism in Toronto-Based Exhibition Marta Braun and Charlie KeilThe Double Silence of the War To End All Wars' Germain LacasseV. Film MusicDomitor Witnesses the First Complete Public Presentation of the [Dickson Experimental Sound Film] in the 20th Century Patrick LoughneyA 'Secondary Action' or Musical Highlight? Melodic Interludes in Early Film Melodrama Reconsidered David Mayer and Helen Day-MayerThe Living Nickelodeon Rick AltmanThe Record of Special Music Scores for Kalem Films Herbert ReynoldsThe Orchestration of Affect: Motif of Barbarism in Breil's The Birth of a Nation Score Jane Gaines and Neil Lerner
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