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- Cinesonic: experiencing the soundtrack: proceedings of the 3rd CINESONIC International Conference on Film Scores and Sound Design, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 June - 02 July 2000
- Brophy, Philip
- There is no subtlety in sound design these days. Movies are too loud these days. Too many pop songs destroy movies these days. There are no great film scores these days. 'These days' is an era wherein film sound is changing, yet audiences' reactions to those changes remain unacknowledged and uncharted. The heightened aural receptiveness of the audiences of today perfectly mirrors the reduced receptiveness film theory and criticism has accorded contemporary cinema, sprouting a rash of pap altruisms (referenced above) which lamely voice a conservative desire for a visual, literary art form they call 'the cinema'. Despite the long trail of silence which wheezes forth from sleeping academia's nostrils, the audience has been well and truly listening ever since the 80s' THX cinema trailers solemnly stated as such. This collection of articles speaks of what can be heard. From pop songs in Dazed & Confused to lush romanticism in The Mark of Zorro to Kubrick's use of Strauss in 2001: A Space Odyssey; from American voices in Godzilla: King of Monsters to Australian accents in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert; from the glass harp in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest to guitar feedback in Mallboy; from the fracture of song by Dennis Potter to the diffusion of song in dub music; from the sound of speech in silent movies to the space of speech in Dolby Digital. This volume, which contains the complete proceedings of the 3rd CINESONIC International Conference on Film Scores and Sound Design, held in Melbourne, Australia, from 29 June to 02 July 2000, is dedicated to the late Jack Nitzsche---with the hope that the many unsung film composers, score producers, sound designers and production mixers can be contacted, heard, and given due praise so as to uncover their oft-ignored contribution to this thing we sonically call 'the cinema'.
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- Swinburne University of Technology
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- Australian Film Television and Radio School
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- Copyright © 2001 Philip Brophy.