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Chion, M. (1992). Wasted words. In R. Altman (Ed.), Sound Theory Sound Practice (pp. 104–110). New York: Routledge. 
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard (10/26/04, 10:29 AM)   
Resource type: Book Article
BibTeX citation key: Chion1992
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Categories: Film Music/Sound
Keywords: Film sound, Sonic Narrative
Creators: Altman, Chion
Publisher: Routledge (New York)
Collection: Sound Theory Sound Practice
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An overview of the use of speech in film. Chion identifies (building on his earlier work) 3 modes of film speech:
theatrical speech - the most common where speech is central and made to be intelligible;
textual speech - used to evoke images;
emanation speech - rare, where speech is used for characterization purposes (e.g. Jacques Tati).
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard  
p.109   Claims that where visual blurring in film is a rhetorical device to signify unconsciousness, the same doesn't apply to blurring (deliberately making unintelligible) speech. We "hear only a technical process, instead of a subjective experience." This is mainly because sound is not as easy to selectively eliminate as image (by turning away for example).   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
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