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Postcolonialism

Elsie Walker

in Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896301
eISBN:
9780190217433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896301.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This part begins by summarizing a foundational example of postcolonial film theory: “Colonialism, Racism, and Representation: An Introduction” by Robert Stam and Louise Spence. After generating some ... More


Grid Intensities: Hearing Structures in Chantal Akerman’s Films of the 1970s

Paul Hegarty

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/9780190469894.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chantal Akerman’s work of the 1970s is a sustained dissection of the connections and separations between sound and visual tracks within film. Indexicality comes under intense pressure, but is never ... 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


Helicopter Music

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/9780520282322.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the sonic representation of the helicopter in combat films set in Vietnam and the Greater Middle East. The sound of unseen helicopters has frequently been used as a kind of ... More


Metered

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/9780520282322.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Having set aside the military march, serious post-Vietnam war films have explored other strongly metrical musics. Three World War II films have turned to triple-meter, or waltz-time, themes. Band of ... More


Archeology

Sheila Skaff

in Studying Ida

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325628
eISBN:
9781800342378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325628.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines ways Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida is a unique feature film, such as its cinematography and use of diegetic sound that differentiate it from contemporary films. It points out how Ida ... More


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