Siren City Sound and Source Music in Classic American Noir / Robert Miklitsch.
Despite the pervasive presence of musical numbers in classic film noir, not to mention the use of voice-over and hard-boiled dialogue, the genre like the medium in general, motion pictures has been viewed primarily in visual terms, whether it's high-contrast lighting or night-for-night shooting...
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Rutgers University Press,
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- 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.