Beyond Dolby (Stereo): Cinema in the Digital Sound Age

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Indiana University Press, Nov 23, 2010 - Performing Arts - 392 pages
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Since digital surround sound technology first appeared in cinemas 20 years ago, it has spread from theaters to homes and from movies to television, music, and video games. Yet even as 5.1 has become the standard for audiovisual media, its impact has gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the past two decades, as well as dozens of interviews with sound designers, mixers, and editors, Mark Kerins uncovers how 5.1 surround has affected not just sound design, but cinematography and editing as well. Beyond Dolby (Stereo) includes detailed analyses of Fight Club, The Matrix, Hairspray, Disturbia, The Rock, Saving Private Ryan, and Joy Ride, among other films, to illustrate the value of a truly audiovisual approach to cinema studies.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 Production and Style
17
Part 2 Analysis
199
Part 3 Theory
255
Media and Media Studiesin the Digital Surround A
316
Timeline of Common Sound Exhibition Formats
329
Film Sound Personnel Cited
331
Notes
335
Bibliography
353
Filmography
363
Index
367
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Mark Kerins is Assistant Professor of Cinema-Television in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.

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