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Hearing, Fearing: The Sonic Design of Suspense in Cat People (1942)

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Val Lewton, ‘Interview in Liberty Magazine’, cited in Joel Siegel, Val Lewton: The Reality of Terror (London: Secker and Warburg/BFI, 1972), p. 32.To find ever-new ‘busses’ or horror spots is a horror expert’s most difficult problem. Horror...

Art, Science and Showmanship: The Technical Cultures of Hollywood’s Sound Engineers and the Shaping of Film Sound Technologies

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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...Introduction This chapter investigates the shifting dynamics between technology, economics and sound film production from the early sound period to the late 1940s. It analyses how technological changes were both facilitated and constrained...

Conclusion

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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...This book has tried to restore classical Hollywood’s sound technicians to the historical picture by undertaking a multi-level approach. By tracing sound technicians across the axes of their activities, and by highlighting their influence...

Introduction: Sound and Silences: Writing the History of Sound Craft in Hollywood’s Studio Era

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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2

... the narrative territories of the cities in which they are set. I have analysed the sound conventions and style in those films elsewhere, but the initial question that surfaced, for me, on hearing those films was: ‘Who did the sound?’Helen Hanson...

Crafting the Sequence: Sound Work and the Dynamics of Production

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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...Filmmaking … is an avalanche of minute choices. Introduction The previous chapter analysed aesthetic discourses on sound and explored how an array of flexible conventions for sonic storytelling emerged in the early sound era in which sound...

From Gadgeteers to Sound Experts: Defining and Recognising Sound Labour and Expertise

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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...The dazzling spotlight which Hollywood turns upon its Personalities throws into shadow the thousands who work in the movie studios – technicians and craftsmen, musicians and sound engineers, painters, carpenters, laboratory workers. These,...

‘Ear Appeal’: The ‘Story Values’ of the Classical Hollywood Sound Film

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

Book chapter

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... 137–153; Frank Krutnik, ‘Theatre of Thrills: The Culture of Suspense’, New Review of Film and Television Studies 11:1 (2013): 6–33; Jesse Schlotterbeck, ‘Radio Noir in the USA’, in A Companion to Film Noir, ed. Andrew Spicer and Helen Hanson...