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French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema
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French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

Hannah Lewis

Abstract

French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema examines film music practices in France during a period of widespread artistic and creative experimentation: the transition from silent to synchronized sound film. While this period in Hollywood has been examined from a range of scholarly perspectives, the transition to sound in France—and the unique interactions between French sound cinema and French musical discourses—remains underexplored. In France, debates about sound cinema were fierce and widespread, and many filmmakers addressed theoretical questions about the potential of the new t ... More

Keywords: film music, French cinema, synchronized sound, sound film, music and media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190635978
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190635978.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Lewis, author
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin