Film Rhythm after Sound: Technology, Music, and Performance

Film Rhythm after Sound: Technology, Music, and Performance


The possible easy integration of sound, circulate, and enhancing in motion pictures of the overdue Thirties stands in vibrant distinction to the awkwardness of the 1st talkies. Film Rhythm after Sound analyzes this evolution through shut exam of vital prototypes of early sound filmmaking, in addition to modern discussions of rhythm, pace, and pacing. Jacobs seems to be on the rhythmic dimensions of functionality and sound in a various set of case reviews: the Eisenstein-Prokofiev collaboration Ivan the Terrible, Disney’s Silly Symphonies and early Mickey Mouse cartoons, musicals by means of Lubitsch and Mamoulian, and the impeccably timed discussion in Hawks’s motion pictures. Jacobs argues that the hot diversity of sound applied sciences made attainable a miles tighter synchronization of tune, speech, and circulation than have been the norm with the stay accompaniment of silent movies. Filmmakers within the early years of the transition to sound experimented with varied technical technique of reaching synchronization and hired various formal options for growing rhythmically unified scenes and sequences. song usually served as a blueprint for rhythm and pacing, as was once the case in mickey mousing, the shut integration of song and circulation in animation. even if, by way of the mid-1930s, filmmakers had additionally won sufficient keep watch over over discussion recording and enhancing to make use of discussion to velocity scenes independently of the song music. Jacobs’s hugely unique learn of early sound-film practices offers major new contributions to the fields of movie tune and sound studies.

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