Silent Film Sound

Altman explores the various musical, narrative, and even synchronized sound systems that enriched cinema before Jolson spoke.

Silent Film Sound

Silent films were, of course, never silent at all. However, the sound that used to accompany the screen picture in the early days of cinema has been neglected as an area of study. Altman explores the various musical, narrative, and even synchronized sound systems that enriched cinema before Jolson spoke.

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The Sounds of Silent Films
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Claus Tieber, Anna Katharina Windisch
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-30 - Publisher: Springer

The Sounds of Silent Films is a unique collection of investigatory and theoretical essays that, for the first time, unite up-to-date research on the complex historical performance practices of silent film accompaniment with in-depth analyses of relevant case studies.
Silent Film Sound
Language: en
Pages: 462
Authors: Rick Altman
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Silent films were, of course, never silent at all. However, the sound that used to accompany the screen picture in the early days of cinema has been neglected as an area of study. Altman explores the various musical, narrative, and even synchronized sound systems that enriched cinema before Jolson spoke.
The Sounds of the Silents in Britain
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Julie Brown, Annette Davison
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Early cinemas were noisy places with pianos, organs, ensembles of all varieties and sometimes full orchestras accompanied films. Britain, a key cultural player in the entertainment world both at the time and now, has a different history than the USA of musical cultures and film production.
The Sounds of Early Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Richard Abel, Rick R. Altman
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-10-03 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. "Silent cinema" may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving picture exhibition can still
The Sounds of Early Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Domitor Conference 1998 (Library of Congress)
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. "Silent cinema" may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving picture exhibition can still