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Voicing the Cinema: Film Music and the Integrated Soundtrack

James Buhler and Hannah Lewis


The introduction sets up the scope and framework of the volume as a whole. Over the past three decades, the study of the film soundtrack has developed into a rich scholarly discipline, characterized by diverse approaches and methodologies. As an object of theoretical focus, the voice has helped correct the long-standing ocularcentrism of film theory discourse. Yet, the voice as a narrow concept is itself problematic in that it limits our understanding of how it functions among the various components of the soundtrack. Understood as part of an integrated soundtrack—that is, a soundtrack where t ... More

Keywords: film sound, vococentrism, film dialogue, integrated soundtrack, film music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043000
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Buhler, editor
The University of Texas at Austin

Hannah Lewis, editor
The University of Texas at Austin

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