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Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

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<P>This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative of the Soviet and post-Soviet experience. Leading experts and emerging scholars from film studies, musicology, music theory, history, and cultural studies examine the importance of sound in Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet cinema from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives. Addressing the little-known theoretical and artistic experimentation with sound in Soviet cinema, changing practices of voice delivery and translation, and issues of aesthetic ideology and music theory, this book explores the cultural and historical factors that influenced the use of voice, music, and sound on Soviet and post-Soviet screens.</P>
<P>Acknowledgements<BR>Note on Transliteration<BR>List of Abbreviations<BR>Introduction / Masha Salazkina<BR>Part I: From Silence to Sound<BR>1. From the History of Graphic Sound in the USSR or Media without a Medium / Nikolai Izvolov<BR>2. Silents, Sound, and Modernism in Dmitry Shostakovich’s Score to The New Babylon / Joan Titus<BR>3. To Catch up and Overtake Hollywood: Early Talking Pictures in the Soviet Union / Valerie Pozner<BR>4. ARRK and the Soviet Transition to Sound / Natalia Ryabchikova<BR>5. Making Sense without Speech: The Use of Silence in Early Soviet Sound Film / Emma Widdis<BR>Part II: Speech and Voice<BR>6. The Problem of Heteroglossia in Early Soviet Sound Cinema (1930-1935) / Evgeny Margolit<BR>7. Challenging the Voice-of-God in World War II Era Soviet Documentaries / Jeremy Hicks<BR>8. Vocal Changes: Marlon Brando, Innokenti Smoktunovsky, and The Sound of The 1950s / Oksana Bulgakowa<BR>9. Listening to the Inaudible Foreign: Simultaneous Translators and Soviet Experience of Foreign Cinema / Elena Razlogova<BR>Part III: Music in Film, or the Soundtrack<BR>10. Kinomuzyka: Theorizing Soviet Film Music in the 1930s / Kevin Bartig<BR>11. Ear of the Beholder: Listening in Muzykal’naia istoriia (1940) / Anna Nisnevich<BR>12. The Music of Landscape: Eisenstein, Prokofiev and the Uses of Music in Ivan The Terrible / Joan Neuberger<BR>13. The Full Illusion of Reality: Repentance, Polystylism, and the Late Soviet Soundscape / Peter Schmelz<BR>14. Russian Rock on Soviet Bones / Lilya Kaganovsky<BR>Bibliography<BR>Contributors<BR>Index<BR></P>

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Date de parution 07 mars 2014
Nombre de lectures 1
EAN13 9780253011107
Langue English
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