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Hearing Haneke: The Sound Tracks of a Radical Auteur

Elsie Walker


Haneke’s films are sonically charged experiences of disturbance, desperation, grief, and many forms of violence. They are unsoftened by music, punctuated by accosting noises, shaped by painful silences, and defined by aggressive dialogue. Haneke is among the most celebrated of living auteurs: he is two-time receipt of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival (for The White Ribbon [2009] and Amour [2012]), and Academy Award winner of Best Foreign Language Film (for Amour), among numerous other awards. The radical confrontationality of his cinema makes him a most controversial, as well as revered, ... More

Keywords: Haneke, sound tracks, film, auteur theory, postcolonialism, feminism, genre studies, psychoanalysis, adaptation studies, progressive change

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190495909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190495909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elsie Walker, author
Associate Professor of English, Salisbury University

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