Audio-vision : sound on screen / Michel Chion ; edited and translated by Claudia Gorbman ; with a foreword by Walter Murch
New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
Call No: 634 CHI Author: Chion, Michel, 1947; Gorbman, Claudia; Murch, Walter, 1943 Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xxvii, 239 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: SOUND; SOUND EDITING; SOUND RECORDING; SOUNDTRACKS Summary: "In Audio-vision, the French composer-filmmaker-critic Michel Chion presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound's revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception. Chion expands on the arguments from his influential trilogy on sound in cinema -- La voix au cinema, Le son au cinema, and La toile trouvee -- while providing an overview of the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. He considers the effects of evolving audiovisual technologies such as widescreen, multitrack sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, influences of sound on the perception of space and time, and contemporary forms of audio-vision embodied in music videos, video art, and commercial television. His final chapter presents a model fo audiovisual analysis of film" -- Back cover Notes: Includes bibliographical references p. (-227) and index ISBN: 0231078994 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0231078986 (alk. paper) LON: 93023982; 10140132 More info
David Lynch / Michel Chion ; translated by Robert Julian
London: BFI Pub., 1995.
Call No: 81LYN CHI Author: Chion, Michel, 1947; Julian, Robert Place: London Publisher: BFI Pub. PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xii, 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: Lynch, David, 1946 Notes: Originally published in French: Editions de l'Etoile/Cahiers du cinema,1992; Includes bibliographies and index ISBN: 0851704573 (pbk.); 0851704565 LON: abn94243351; 11032578 More info
David Lynch / Michel Chion, Robert Julian (trans.)
London: British Film Institute, 2006.
Call No: 81LYN CHI Author: Chion, Michel Edition: 2nd ed. Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 246 p. : 24 cm Subject: LYNCH, DAVID; CHION, MICHEL; GRANDMOTHER, THE (US, David Lynch, 1970); ERASERHEAD (US, David Lynch, 1977); ELEPHANT MAN, THE (US, David Lynch, 1980); DUNE (US, David Lynch, 1984); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); TWIN PEAKS [TV] (US, David Lynch & others, 1990-1991); TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (US, David Lynch, 1992); WILD AT HEART (US, David Lynch, 1990); LOST HIGHWAY (US, David Lynch, 1996); STRAIGHT STORY, THE (US/FR/UK, David Lynch, 1999); MULHOLLAND DRIVE (US, David Lynch, 2001) Summary: Michel Chion’s study of the film and television work of David Lynch has become, since its first English publication in 1995, the definitive book on one of America’s favourite contemporary directors. In this new edition Chion brings the book up to date to take into account Lynch’s work in the last ten years, including the major features Lost Highway, The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive ISBN: 1844570304 More info
Eyes wide shut / by Michel Chion ; translated by Tista Selous
London: bfi Publishing, 2002.
Kubrick's cinema odyssey / Michel Chion
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
The thin red line / Michel Chion
London: bfi Publishing, 2004.
Words on screen / Michel Chion; edited and translated by Claudia Gorbman
Chichester, U.K.: Columbia University Press, 2017.
Call No: 224.6 CHI Author: Chion, Michel; Gorbman, Claudia Edition: 2017 Place: New York; Chichester, U.K. Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: xvii,245 p.: illustrated ; 23 cm Series: Film and Culture Subject: TITLES; SUBTITLES; CREDIT TITLES Summary: Michel Chion is well known in contemporary film studies for his innovative investigations into aspects of cinema that scholars have traditionally overlooked. Following his work on sound in film in Audio-Vision and Film, a Sound Art, Words on Screen is Chion's survey of everything the seventh art gives us to read on screen. He analyzes titles, credits, and intertitles, but also less obvious forms of writing that appear on screen, from the tear-stained letter in a character's hand to reversed writing seen in mirrors. Through this examination, Chion delves into the multitude of roles that words on screen play: how they can generate narrative, be torn up or consumed but still remain in the viewer's consciousness, take on symbolic dimensions, and bear every possible relation to cinematic space.
With his characteristic originality, Chion performs a poetic inventory of the possibilities of written text in the film image. Taking examples from hundreds of films spanning years and genres, from the silents to the present, he probes the ways that words on screen are used and their implications for film analysis and theory. In the process, he opens up and unearths the specific poetry of visual text in film. Exhaustively researched and illustrated with hundreds of examples, Words on Screen is a stunning demonstration of a creative scholar's ability to achieve a radically new understanding of cinema. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9780231174992 Contents: List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: An Infinite Inventory -- 1. The Name on Screen -- 2. Nondiegetic Writing -- 3. Diegetic Writing as Athorybos -- Part II: Writing, Reading -- 4. Fingers, Tablets, and Machines Writing -- 5. From Books Undone, Films -- 6. Half-Reading -- 7. Hearing One Language and Reading Another -- Part III: Writing in Film Space -- 8. Writing in the Land of Three Dimensions -- 9. Anagrams and Clinamen -- 10. Excription -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index More info