Siren city : sound and source music in classic American noir / Robert Miklitsch.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Miklitsch, Robert, 1953-
Format: Book
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2011.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction :
  • sound and (source) music
  • Prologue :
  • small world, big sign
  • House sound : reverb, offscreen sound, and voice-over narration in early RKO noir
  • Sonic effects : sound and fury in Forties noir
  • Audio technologies : intercoms and dictaphones, telephones and radios, phonographs and jukeboxes
  • Blues in the night : popular and classical instrumental source music
  • Singing detectives and bluesmen, black jazzwomen and torch singers
  • The
  • big number (side B) : killing them softly
  • The
  • big number (A side) : siren city.