Avant garde film: sound, music and avant-garde film culture before 1939

Sexton, Jamie (2009) Avant garde film: sound, music and avant-garde film culture before 1939. In: Sound and music in film and visual media: an overview. Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. ISBN 978-0826458247

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In this chapter I will mainly focus on approaches to, and applications of, sound and music within a number of avant-garde films, summarizing some of the dominant music approaches within the filmic avant-garde up until 1939. The major concern will be the coming of sound and the reactions that this major technological shift engendered from writers and artists concerned with the formal and artistic side of cinematic expression. Following this, I will chart the main connections between discourse on sound and the manner by which it was employed in some key avant-garde films. First, though, I will summarize some of the relations between sound and avant-garde previous to the actual ‘sound era’.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: motion picture music, film soundtracks, sound motion pictures
Subjects: P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 10:19
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 08:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/489

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