Silent Film Sound

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Silent Film Sound

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First Sentence It has never been easy to capture in words the phenomenon of sound.
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Isbn10 0231116632
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Number Of Pages 462
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Physical Dimensions 10 x 8 x 1.1 inches
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Publish Date February 2, 2007
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Publishers Columbia University Press
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Series Film and Culture Series
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Subjects Films, cinema
Performing Arts
Pop Arts / Pop Culture
Cinema/Film: Book
Film & Video - General
Performing Arts / Film / General
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Silent Film Sound
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Authors Rick Altman
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Categories Performing Arts
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Description Based on extensive original research and filled with gorgeous illustrations, Silent Film Sound reconsiders all aspects of sound practices during the silent film period in America. Beginning with sound accompaniment and continuing through to the more familiar sound practices of the 1920s, renowned film historian Rick Altman discusses the variety of sound strategies cinema exhibitors used to differentiate their products. During the nickelodeon period prior to 1910, this variety reached its zenith with carnival-like music, automatic pianos, small orchestras, lecturers, synchronized sound systems, and voices behind the screen. In the 1910s, musical accompaniment began to support a film's narrative and emotional content, with large theaters and blockbuster productions driving the development of new instruments, new music-publication projects, and a new style of film music. A monumental achievement, Silent Film Sound challenges common assumptions about this period and reveals the complex and swiftly changing nature of silent American cinema.
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Page Count 462
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Published Date 2007
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Title Silent Film Sound
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