Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory by Elsie Walker

By Elsie Walker

Understanding Sound Tracks via movie thought breaks new flooring via redirecting the arguments of foundational texts inside of movie idea to movie sound tracks. Walker contains sustained analyses of specific movies in line with quite a number theoretical methods: psychoanalysis, feminism, style reviews, post-colonialism, and queer idea. the movies come from disparate temporal and commercial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to modern, critically-acclaimed technology fiction (Gravity). in addition to sound tracks from canonical American movies together with The Searchers and To Have and feature Not, Walker analyzes autonomous Australasian movies: examples contain Heavenly Creatures, a brand new Zealand movie that makes use of song to empower its queer lady protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the 1st Australian characteristic movie with a script solely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks via movie Theory hence not just calls new consciousness to the importance of sound tracks, but in addition specializes in the sonic strength of characters representing these whose voices have all too frequently been drowned out.

Understanding Sound Tracks via movie Theory is either rigorous and available to all scholars and students with a grab of cinematic and musical constructions. in addition, the publication brings jointly movie reports, musicology, historical past, politics, and tradition and consequently resonates around the liberal arts.

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