Sound Design & Science Fiction

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"Sound Design is a major achievement in film studies that should be widely read as a general introduction to the underappreciated art and practice of sound. Whittington makes a compelling case for the centrality of sound to the modern Hollywood aesthetic. While surveying the evolution of sound technology, post-production practices and design in seminal science-fiction films of the last forty years, he concurrently provides a comprehensive introduction to the various components of the soundtrack and how they create meaning. He carefully defines terms such as Foley and source music not just in a glossary but as they arise, in such a way that the book can serve as a textbook on sound design in general, not just on the one genre...given the brilliant research that has been devoted to the transition to sound, I am particularly excited that Whittington has chosen to focus on more recent developments." Elisabeth Weis, Screen 2008, issue 49

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A contemporary study of the rise of sound design and its relationship to science fiction cinema.

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Whittington, William
Editorial: University of Texas Press, United States (2007)
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Descripción University of Texas Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 211 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sound is half the picture, and since the 1960s, film sound not only has rivaled the innovative imagery of contemporary Hollywood cinema, but in some ways has surpassed it in status and privilege because of the emergence of sound design. This in-depth study by William Whittington considers the evolution of sound design not only through cultural and technological developments during the last four decades, but also through the attitudes and expectations of filmgoers. Fans of recent blockbuster films, in particular science fiction films, have come to expect a more advanced and refined degree of film sound use, which has changed the way they experience and understand spectacle and storytelling in contemporary cinema. The book covers recent science fiction cinema in rich and compelling detail, providing a new sounding of familiar films, while offering insights into the constructed nature of cinematic sound design. This is accomplished by examining the formal elements and historical context of sound production in movies to better appreciate how a film sound track is conceived and presented.Whittington focuses on seminal science fiction films that have made specific advances in film sound, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, THX 1138, Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner (original version and director s cut), Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Matrix trilogy and games-milestones of the entertainment industry s technological and aesthetic advancements with sound. Setting itself apart from other works, the book illustrates through accessible detail and compelling examples how swiftly such advancements in film sound aesthetics and technology have influenced recent science fiction cinema, and examines how these changes correlate to the history, theory, and practice of contemporary Hollywood filmmaking. Nº de ref. de la librería AAJ9780292714311

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Descripción University of Texas Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 211 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sound is half the picture, and since the 1960s, film sound not only has rivaled the innovative imagery of contemporary Hollywood cinema, but in some ways has surpassed it in status and privilege because of the emergence of sound design. This in-depth study by William Whittington considers the evolution of sound design not only through cultural and technological developments during the last four decades, but also through the attitudes and expectations of filmgoers. Fans of recent blockbuster films, in particular science fiction films, have come to expect a more advanced and refined degree of film sound use, which has changed the way they experience and understand spectacle and storytelling in contemporary cinema. The book covers recent science fiction cinema in rich and compelling detail, providing a new sounding of familiar films, while offering insights into the constructed nature of cinematic sound design. This is accomplished by examining the formal elements and historical context of sound production in movies to better appreciate how a film sound track is conceived and presented.Whittington focuses on seminal science fiction films that have made specific advances in film sound, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, THX 1138, Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner (original version and director s cut), Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Matrix trilogy and games-milestones of the entertainment industry s technological and aesthetic advancements with sound. Setting itself apart from other works, the book illustrates through accessible detail and compelling examples how swiftly such advancements in film sound aesthetics and technology have influenced recent science fiction cinema, and examines how these changes correlate to the history, theory, and practice of contemporary Hollywood filmmaking. Nº de ref. de la librería AAJ9780292714311

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Descripción University of Texas Press, 2007. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. The Dawn of Sound Design Chapter 1. Sound Design: Origins and Influences Chapter 2. Music and Speculation in 2001: A Space Odyssey Part II. Sound Montage Chapter 3. The Convergence of Hollywood and New Wave Science Fiction Chapter 4. Suggestive Fragments in THX 1138 Part III. Sound Designing Chapter 5. From Sound Capture to Construction: Building the Lexicon of Sound Designs for Star Wars Chapter 6. Surround Sound and Science Fiction Part IV. Sound Effects Chapter 7. Genre Splicing: Horror and Science Fiction Chapter 8. Alien : Audio-biomechanics Part V. Voice Design Chapter 9. Blade Runners: A Crisis in Voicing Authority, Identity, and Spectacle Part VI. Final Design Chapter 10. Sound Mixing and Sound Design in Science Fiction Cinema: A Mixed Paradox Chapter 11. Mixing Man and Machine in Terminator 2: Judgment Day Part VII. Conclusion: A Sounding of the Future Chapter 12. What is The Matrix ? Sound Design in a Digital World Appendix: Overview of the General Processes of Sound Design Notes Glossary Bibliography Filmography Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0292714319

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Descripción 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 153mm x 18mm x 228mm. Paperback. Sound is half the picture, and since the 1960s, film sound not only has rivaled the innovative imagery of contemporary Hollywood cinema, but in some ways has surpassed it in status and pri.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 280 pages. 0.467. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780292714311

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