Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema is a collection of essays that examine the work of filmmakers whose concern is not just for the eye, but also for the ear. The bulk of the text focuses on the work of directors Wes Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Peter Greenaway, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Andrey Tarkovsky and Gus Van Sant. Significantly, the anthology includes a discussion of films administratively controlled by such famously sound-conscious producers as David O. Selznick and Val Lewton. Written by the leading film music scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia, Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema will complement other volumes in Film Music coursework, or stand on its own among a body of research.
Table of Contents
1. Sonic Style in Cinema James Wierzbicki 2. Music, Sound, and Silence in the Films of Ingmar Bergman Per F. Broman 3. Andrey Tarkovsky; The Refrain of the Sonic Fingerprint Elizabeth Fairweather 4. "It’s All Really Happening": Sonic Shaping in the Films of Wes Anderson Ben Winters 5. Kieślowski’s Musique concrete Joseph G. Kickasola 6. Gus Van Sant’s Soundwalks and Audio-visual Musique concrete Danijela Kulezic-Wilson 7. Blowin’ in the Wind: Music and Meaning in the Coen Brothers’ Films Matthew McDonald 8. Sound and Uncertainty in the Horror Films of the Lewton Unit Michael Lee 9. Conducting the Composer: David O. Selznick and the Hollywood Film Score Nathan Platte 10. The Stanley Kubrick Experience: Music, Firecrackers, Disorientation, and You Kate McQuiston 11. The Filmmaker’s Contract: Controlling Sonic Space in the Films of Peter Greenaway Ian Sapiro 12. The Attractions of Repetition: Tarantino’s Sonic Style Lisa Coulthard 13. Dream Timbre: Notes on Lynchian Sound Design Isabella van Elferen
James Wierzbicki teaches Musicology at the University of Sydney.