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Indefinite VisionsCinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty$
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Martine Beugnet, Allan Cameron, and Arild Fetveit

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474407120

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407120.001.0001

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In Praise of the Sound Dissolve: Evanescences, Uncertainties, Fusions, Resonances

In Praise of the Sound Dissolve: Evanescences, Uncertainties, Fusions, Resonances

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(p.103) Chapter 6 In Praise of the Sound Dissolve: Evanescences, Uncertainties, Fusions, Resonances
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Indefinite Visions
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Elise Harris, Martine Beugnet

Giusy Pisano

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407120.003.0007

Blurred voices, undefined and acousmatic; noise transformed into music; the backdrop of a world of imperceptible yet present sound; gimmicks brought about as quickly as they disappear; the fading of words, noise, and music; reverberations . . . These are the common practices of the mise en scène of sound, both in so-called auteur cinema and in more popular cinema. Yet such practices are more generally attributed to images, while sounds are relegated to the more concrete, enclosed and well-defined. This chapter interrogates the causes of a misunderstanding: the confusion of the principles of reproduction, fidelity and real sounds and the inability of theoretical categorisations to analyse the mise en scène of sound.

Keywords:   sound and image, sonic mise en scène, off and on-screen, diegetic and non-diegetic, sound design

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