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Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Elsie Walker


Until recently, there was a lack of scholarly attention to the power of hearing cinema as well as seeing it. This book breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to sound tracks. It includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a wide range of theoretical approaches: feminism, genre studies, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. Along with a wide range of American films (from Rebecca (1940) to Gravity (2013)), it also analyzes the sound tracks of independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures (1994), ... More

Keywords: sound tracks, film, queer theory, feminism, genre studies, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199896301
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896301.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elsie Walker, author
Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, Associate Professor of Film Studies, United States

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