Buy Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. In “Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen,” French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded. El presente artículo analiza la secuencia conclusiva del film Nostalgia (), de Andrei Tarkovski, desde la metodología interdisciplinar de análisis de imagen.

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Alex Hahn rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These functions are termed temporalization, sleight-of hand, unification and punctuation.

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Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen

This whole section whilst solid and interesting can read pretty dry. When all is said and done words can only do ds much do get across sound and image. Aug 09, Grig O’ rated it really liked it.

To ask other readers questions about Audio-Visionplease sign up. Valuable as both an introduction and a reference.

Mike rated it it was amazing Mar 31, It’s a little disappointment as everything leads to this point which ends up making you think that film is just something you have to experience, it’s all in that moment to moment.

Secondthe discursive “beyond sounds and images”, delineates an analytical method for scholarly analysis of sound in film. If anything it feels like the book could have been extended into a series of books as ideas aren’t laboured michwl that much.


Made me think about sound in a whole different way, but I thought it got quite audiovusion and obscure for me in parts. Worth re-reading mihcel careful study. Ultimately, this is a frustrating book for the cognitive scientist.

The minimal nichel of the specific role of music appears to exist in a void of music-theoretic insight, and results in a relatively superficial account of the function of music. Dec 18, Ingrid rated it really liked it Shelves: Chion’s account surmounts these difficulties through creation of a terminology and a framework for articulation of analytical accounts of sound in film.

Many of addition, Chion’s theory is littered with tenuous claims purportedly based in psychoacoustical phenomena; such claims weaken his discussion of, for example, “modes of listening”. Contemporary Music Review, 9 Kelie rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Michel Chion is a French musique-concrete composer and film theorist specializing in sound.

Almost reads like a dictionary of all the different ways sound can be used as a device without it ever getting repetitive or boring. Chion claims that such a phenomenon “is not automatic. Chion highlights a set of functions that sound may serve via the phenomenon of added value.

The fact that dude’s a composer and director as well as a film sound academic gives the book a systemic and comprehensive quality. Sources of accent in musical sound and visual motion. Concepts such xe the “acousmatic” listening situation 71 appear to derive from a commitment to the theories of Pierre Schaeffer rather than to concepts of contemporary psychoacoustics. The nature of the synchronous sound causes the filmgoer to construe the image differently, and hence the relationship of sound and image in film should not be described simply as “associationist”, but as “synergetic”; they enter into a “contract” in the filmgoer’s perception.


An important work in cinema theory, largely ignored until recent years. Both academic and accessible, Chion’s text not only chikn and names many of the aspects and effects of cinematic sound, it also argues for audiovisuon encourages laa more directed and active form of audition. The text of Audio-Vision is in two sections.

Books by Michel Chion.

Chion’s work presents a regrettably superficial discussion of how music specifically, as distinct from other sources of sound in film, may impact upon perception of filmic meaning, and how filmic context may impact upon perception and cognition of music.

Chion’s acute observations of sound design and music and their use in films to reinforce stories and to suspend the audience’s disbelief is unlike any other book on the subject. Thorough analysis of the rich functional dimensions of sound in cinema.

Book Review: Michel Chion Audio-Vision — Sound on Screen

Want to Read saving…. Aug 21, Lucas rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is the first English translation of Chion’s theoretical work on film sound, making available to a wider readership theories of film-sound perception which dr been current in French-speaking countries throughout the s. Open Preview See a Problem?