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Static in the system : noise and the soundscape of American cinema culture

Meredith C. Ward (Author)
"Static in the System analyzes the relationship between American aural cultural history and cinema. Focusing specifically on the field of cinema culture--the envelope that surrounds and conditions our experience of cinema as an art form--Meredith C. Ward discusses how the aural culture of a given time period has enabled certain types of listening cultures to form. Analyzing which forms of listening have been dominant in various periods, she also discusses how noise--that commonly used but little-understood term--helps us to make sense of the ongoing conflicts underlying these moments, and where we have, historically, set the limits of 'desirable' and 'undesirable' sound"--Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2019
University of California Press, Oakland, California, 2019
1 online resource (x, 238 pages) : illustrations
9780520971196, 0520971191
Introduction : noise and the concept of the cinema soundscape
Songs of the sonic body : noise and the sounds of early motion picture audiences
The film industry lays the golden egg : noise, electro-acoustics, and the academy's adjustment to film sound
"Machines for listening" : cinema auditoriums as vehicles for aural absorption
Cinema theaters as antiquated as "Edison and his wax cylinders" : mobile technologies and the negotiation of public noise
Conclusion : noises we will be hearing soon
In English Co-access DOI >> click Walter de Gruyter