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The sound of <i>The Birds</i><sup>1</sup>

Richard Allen

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the role of sound in The Birds. It is well known that Hitchcock does not use a conventional score in The Birds and music is heard only twice in the film. The rest of the ... More


All That Jazz: The Diegetic Soundtrack in Melodrama

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As modern film audiences, we are well aware of the capacity of music soundtracks to perform a multitude of functions in film. Music, whether diegetic (a part of the world of the film) or non-diegetic ... More


The Alienated Male: Silence and the Soundtrack in New Hollywood

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, I explore the audible link between masculinity, silence and soundtrack by focusing on a selection of silent, alienated male characters from renowned New Hollywood films. In this ... More


Brothers in Arms: Masculinity and the Vietnam War Movie

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The general perception of Hollywood at this time is that studios were reluctant to make films about Vietnam because the war was so publicly contentious. Furthermore, the industry itself was still in ... More


Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Stanley C. Pelkey and Anthony Bushard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Familiar entertainment icons, stories, and signs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to resonate within contemporary American society and culture. Both the political Left and Right invoke the events ... More


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