Vocal projections : voices in documentary

Author
Additional Author(s)
  • Pramaggiore, Maria
  • Roe, Annabelle Honess
Publisher
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
Language
English
ISBN
9781501331251
Series
Subject(s)
  • DOCUMENTARY FILMS-HISTORY AND CRITISM
  • SOUND IN MOTION PICTURES
Notes
. Bibliography: p. 284-285. Index: p. 290-306
Abstract
Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary examines a previously neglected topic in the field of documentary studies: the political, aesthetic, and affective functions that voices assume. On topics ranging from the celebrity voice over to ventriloquism, from rockumentary screams to feminist vocal politics, these essays demonstrate myriad ways in which voices make documentary meaning beyond their expository, evidentiary and authenticating functions.

The international range of contributors offers an innovative approach to the issues relating to voices in documentary. While taking account of the existing paradigm in documentary studies pioneered by Bill Nichols, in which voice is equated with political rhetoric and subjective representation, the contributors move into new territory, addressing current and emerging research in voice, sound, music and posthumanist studies.
Physical Dimension
Number of Page(s)
viii, 306 p.
Dimension
24 cm.
Other Desc.
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Summary / Review / Table of Content
Playing God: film stars as documentary narrators / Annabelle Honess Roe --
Auditing the call centre voice: accented speech and listening in Sonali Gulati's Nalini by day, Nancy by night (2005) / Pooja Rangan --
The fundamental lie: lip sync, dubbing, ventriloquism and the othering of voice in documentary media / Patrik Sjo╠łberg --
Hearing voices in singer-songwriter music documentaries / Maria Pramaggiore --
"The voice" and sound in indian documentary film: listen to Surabhi Sharma's Bidesia in Bambai (2013) / Deborah Matzner --
Hum, buzz, gurgle: ecological soundscapes in poetic ecodocs / Shilyh Warren --
Literally documenting her voice: Vallie Export's vocal-visual experiments with screen media / Helen Hughes --
The voice of mockumentary / Sarah Kessler --
Fabulous thinking, chimeric voice: Kathy High's Lily does Derrida: a dog's video (2010) / Brenda Hollweg --
Animating voices, onscreen and off, in Kathleen Shannon's working mothers (1974-5) / Jean Walton --
The voice in documentary sound design: a digital revolution / Chris Cagle --
Kazuhiro Soda's migrant voices / Luke Robinson --
Vocal hierarchy in documentary / James Nicholson --
Crime documentary's confessing voice / Kristen Fuhs --
Sounds of disillusionment and discord: when Pasolini and Sontag visited Israel / Ohad Landesman --
Beyond words: speech, ethical time and the politics of the local in Nicholas Philibert's Retour en Normandie (2007) / Rhiannon Harries.
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