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History and Anti‐History

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks closely at the various techniques by which the Jesus movies stake their claim to historicity. These techniques include introductory scrolled texts, voice-over narration, and, more ... More


Seconds: The Flashback Loop Andthe Posthumous Voice

C. Scott Combs

in Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163477
eISBN:
9780231538039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163477.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the film's voice-over narrator—that tenured, disembodied, offscreen speaker who reorders and repeats the past to render its inevitable outcome intelligible—spins dying in a ... More


Do We Hear the City?: Voices of the Stranger in Hong Kong Cinema

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to examine the ethical relationship between self and other by way of focusing on the theme of estrangement in the New Hong Kong Cinema. In his study of the voice-over in cinema, ... More


‘What will befall Britain?’ A Diary for Timothy

Keith Beattie

in Humphrey Jennings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078552
eISBN:
9781781701836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078552.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a clear picture of Jennings' film, A Diary for Timothy, which focuses on the first year in the life of one Timothy Jenkins, born on the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of ... More


Split Screen: Sound/Music in The Stranger/Criss Cross

Robert Miklitsch

in Film Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691074
eISBN:
9781474406420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691074.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Robert Siodmak and Orson Welles are both central figures in the history of sound film. Siodmak and Welles are also central to the history of film noir. Although Welles’ contribution as a director ... More


Disembodied Voices

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Disembodied voices resound across the post-Vietnam Hollywood combat film. Some are heard in real time by way of military technology, such as radios which let soldiers and audiences experience battles ... More


Drawing Lines and Crossing Borders: Musical Climates, the Diegetic-Nondiegetic Border, and Voice-Over Narration

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 2 explores the deployment of musical works and styles as settings within and across his films. Music marks various dramatic climates and tracks the progress of characters. The impact of a ... More


The Triumphant Consumer?: The Growth of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and “Little Smart” Personal Handyphone Service

in From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand: The Uneven Path of Telecommunications Reform in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759625
eISBN:
9780804779807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759625.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter discusses the Little Smart service and IP telephony. It presents a detailed study on the way technological change allows informal sector growth. This technological change eventually ... More


The I-Voice and Related Sounds

Christian Metz

in "Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A character tells us what has happened or what is happening to him in a voice-off. Metz examines the narrating voice.


The Heart Still Wants What it Wants: Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Of his twenty-first-century releases, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger are his most consistently satirical films, and although both were met with highly mixed reviews, ... More


The Destabilization of the Fabula

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There is a wide consensus among filmmakers and theorists that one of the most important phenomena in the postwar period is the spread of stories fusing human acts, represented in narratives, with the ... More


An Educational Avant-Garde: Sound and Music in Julien Bryan’s OIAA Films on Latin America, 1942–1949

James Tobias

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at the role of music and voice-over in constructing and deconstructing highly political messages in the experimental documentary format. It argues that Julien Bryan’s films on ... More


Meaning and Musicality: Sound-Image Relations in the Films of John Smith

Andy Birtwistle

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter critically reappraises the work of the British experimental filmmaker John Smith, drawing on analyses of key films and interview material to explore his use of sound, music and voice. ... More


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