Hardcover ISBN: 0231108222
- How can a voice whose source is never seen -- such as Norman Bates's mother in Psycho or Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey -- have such a powerful hold over an audience?
- How have such directors as Fritz Lang and Alfred Hitchcock used "the being heard but not seen" to build suspense in films since the advent of "talkies" in 1927?
In an exploration of a subject no one else has written on at any length, one of the foremost experts on film sound explores the mysterious power of the human voice-particularly the disembodied voice-as deployed in cinema.
Michel Chion, author of Audio-Vision,
analyzes uses of the human voice by directors like Lang, Hitchcock, Ophuls,
Duras, and de Palma.
Claudia Gorbman's fluent translation
introduces readers to Chion's sophisticated and accessible analysis in
a work that established his reputation as a major voice in French film
The Voice in Cinema is avaible at Internet bookstores as Amazon books or Columbia University Press
Michel Chion links:
- Claudia Gorbman writes about Michel Chion
- by Nicola Phillips Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge
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