The Culture Of The Sound Image In Prewar Japan

Author: Michael Raine
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048525667
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This collection of essays explores the development of electronic sound recording in Japanese cinema, radio, and popular music to illuminate the interrelationship of aesthetics, technology, and cultural modernity in prewar Japan. Putting the cinema at the center of a "culture of the sound image", it restores complexity to a media transition that is often described simply as slow and reluctant. In that vibrant sound culture, the talkie was introduced on the radio before it could be heard in the cinema, and pop music adaptations substituted for musicals even as cinema musicians and live narrators resisted the introduction of recorded sound. Taken together, the essays show that the development of sound technology shaped the economic structure of the film industry and its labour practices, the intermedial relation between cinema, radio, and popular music, as well as the architecture of cinemas and the visual style of individual Japanese films and filmmakers.
The Culture of the Sound Image in Prewar Japan
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael Raine, Johan Nordström
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-03 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

This collection of essays explores the development of electronic sound recording in Japanese cinema, radio, and popular music to illuminate the interrelationship of aesthetics, technology, and cultural modernity in prewar Japan. Putting the cinema at the center of a "culture of the sound image", it restores complexity to a media
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Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Joanne Bernardi, Shota T. Ogawa
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-09 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Hideaki Fujiki, Alastair Phillips
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 483
Authors: Daisuke Miyao
Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 142
Authors: Marcos Centeno, Michael Raine
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-10 - Publisher: MDPI

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