Sound / image

Moments in television

Edited by Sarah Cardwell, Jonathan Bignell and Lucy Fife Donaldson

Sound / image
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  • ISBN: 9781526149190
  • Publish Date: May 2022
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    An exciting new strand in The Television Series, the 'Moments in Television' collections celebrate the power and artistry of television, whilst interrogating key critical concepts in television scholarship.

    Each 'Moments' book is organised around a provocative binary theme. Sound / image reassesses the synergy between televisual images, and sounds and music, as a key creative interaction warranting closer attention. Through close scrutiny of visual and sonic elements, the book's chosen programmes are persuasively illuminated in new ways.

    The book explores an eclectic range of TV fictions, dramatic and comedic. Contributors from diverse perspectives come together to expand and enrich the kind of close analysis most commonly found in television aesthetics. Sustained, detailed programme analyses are sensitively framed within historical, technological, institutional, cultural, creative and art-historical contexts.


    Introduction: sound/image - Jonathan Bignell, Sarah Cardwell and Lucy Fife Donaldson
    1 Alien or familiar: sounds and images in The Twilight Zone, 'The Invaders' - Jonathan Bignell
    2 Investigating Morse: detecting innovations in sound and vision - Richard Hewett
    3 Discordant vocals and blinding light: the moment of petrification in Children of the Stones - Peter Hughes Jachimiak
    4 'Anything is possible now': jazz music and images of the past in Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge- Will Stanford Abbiss
    5 Non-naturalist realism: sound and image in Alan Clarke's Road - Paul Elliott
    6 Feeling sound: audiovisuality and the multisensory in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: The Return - Caroline L. Eastwood
    7 Bodyguard: the rush of the ride - Maike Helmers and Christa van Raalte
    8 Tableaux at the end of the world: living pictures in The Walking Dead - Tim Butler Garrett
    9 Silence and faces in Mad Men - Elliott Logan


    Sarah Cardwell is Honorary Fellow in the School of Arts at the University of Kent
    Jonathan Bignell is Professor of Television and Film at the University of Reading
    Lucy Fife Donaldson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St. Andrews

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