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Altman, R. (1992). Introduction: Four and a half film fallacies. In R. Altman (Ed.), Sound Theory Sound Practice (pp. 35–45). New York: Routledge. 
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard (9/29/05, 12:47 PM)   
Resource type: Book Article
BibTeX citation key: Altman1992b
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Categories: Film Music/Sound, Sound Design
Keywords: Iconography, Indexicality, Nominalism, Realism, Symbolism
Creators: Altman
Publisher: Routledge (New York)
Collection: Sound Theory Sound Practice
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Interesting discussion on the position of sound in film and the nature of sound reproduction v. representation. Ideas on realism v. nominalism are dealt with along with some semiotics and the idea of cinema imagery being built on indexical relationships (as it 'faithfully' records what the eye sees). Re. the latter, Altman argues this may once have been the case but will no longer be the case as image is processed post-recording (or even uses no camera) with electronics and computers. He points out that the recording and reproduction of sound has, for a longer period than film image, not been indexical since sound engineers have long laboured to process sound either at point of recording or at post-production or reproduction. This is the heart of his argument on sound being representation rather than reproduction.
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