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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Miklitsch, Robert, 1953-
Corporate Author: Project Muse.
Format: Book
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Series:UPCC book collections on Project Muse.
Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.