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Author Fox, Albertine, author.

Title Godard and sound : acoustic innovation in the late films of Jean-Luc Godard / Albertine Fox.

Published London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2018.
©2018.

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 UniM Southbank  791.430233092 GODA/FOX    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series International library of the moving image ; 42.
International library of the moving image ; 42.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-257), discography (page 261), filmography (pages 259-261), and index.
Contents Introduction: Acoustic Spectatorship 1 -- Concept of acoustic spectatorship 3 -- A short history of spectatorship theory 5 -- Organisation and structure 8 -- 1 Evolution of a New Sound Cinema 13 -- Acousmatic sound and Pierre Schaeffer 14 -- Godard's early sonic experiments 19 -- Sonimage years: Godard-Miéville's videographic thinking 22 -- An act of montage: the formation of a musical approach 25 -- 2 Constructing Voices: Sauve qui pent (la vie) (1979) and Scénario de Sauve qui pent (la vie) (1979) 29 -- Video, Vertov and Schaeffer 31 -- Film's musical foundation 35 -- Filming the activity of listening 37 -- Trompe l'oeil and the acousmêtre 39 -- Aural presence of Marguerite Duras 43 -- Hearing the silence of speed 45 -- Final act: MUSIC and the acousmatic screen 48 -- Conclusion 51 -- 3 Sound, Body and Audible Space: Scénario du film Passion (1982), Passion (1982) and Prénom Carmen (1983) 53 -- Scénario du film Passion: the two images of cinema 54 -- Passion: musical figures and musicalised speech 58 -- Absent portrait 64 -- Prénom Carmen: a writing of sound 66 -- Points of contact: the birth of gesture 68 -- Seascapes: carving audible space 71 -- Conclusion 81 -- 4 Fragments of Time and Memory: Lettre à Freddy Buache (1981) and Puissance de la parole (1988) 83 -- Lettre à Freddy Buache: the Buache-Boléro mechanism 84 -- Handling sound and time 86 -- Trickery and enchantment 88 -- Gestures of return 91 -- Puissance de la parole: the relations between 97 -- Freezing time: sound, painting and photography 99 -- Reconstructing Study from the Human Body 102 -- Dancing between life and death 105 -- Conclusion 109 -- 5 Listening Through Curves: On s'est tons défilé (1987), Soigne ta droite: Une place sur la terre (1987) and King Lear (1987) 111 -- Off-centre couplings: Cohen on Cohen 112 -- Soigne ta droite: the spaces of performance 117 -- Inside out: Ringer sings 'Tonite' 119 -- Spectral space and the listening self 124 -- Silence of listening 126 -- King Lear and the multitrack ear 130 -- Sounding voices and silent blanks 134 -- A different vision: composing a new image 137 -- Conclusion 140 -- 6 A Land Out of Focus: Between Eye and Ear: JLG/JLG: Autoportrait de décembre (1995) and Nouvelle vague (CD, 1997) 143 -- JLG/JLG: thinking with one's hands 146 -- Hearing something new: an acoustic vision 148 -- Bridge passage: UNE VAGUE NOUVELLE 154 -- Nouvelle vague: mapping the sound of cinema 156 -- Sound, space and the listener 161 -- Conclusion 164 -- 7 Acoustic Dystopias and Rhythms of Change: Film socialisme (2010) and Adieu au langage (2014) 167 -- Spectator as transient participant 168 -- A noisy space of deviation 172 -- Moving site of cinema 179 -- A metapoetic of language - Adieu au langage 181 -- A swirling, progressive magic 184 -- Conclusion 190 -- Coda: Shadows and Sparks 193 -- Codetta: Les trois désastres 196.
Subject Godard, Jean-Luc, 1930- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sound in motion pictures -- History and criticism.
Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Sound effects -- History and criticism.
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