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Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Tom Whittaker and Sarah Wright


While previous studies on the voice have tended to focus on Hollywood film, this volume aims to extend the field to other cinemas from around the world, encompassing Latin America, Asia and Africa amongst others.Traditional theoretical accounts, based on classical narrative cinema, examine the importance of the voice in terms of a desired perfect match between sound and image. But, as this volume illustrates, what is normative in one film industry may not apply in another. The widespread practices of dubbing, postsynch sound and “playback singing” in some countries, for instance, provide an al ... More

Keywords: voice, vocal performance, cinema, sound design, dubbing, world cinema, space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190261122
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Whittaker, editor
Lecturer in Film and Hispanic Studies, University of Liverpool

Sarah Wright, editor
Reader in Hispanic Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London

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