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I’m relatively new to proper cinema studies, mivhel this one struck me as remarkably lucid. It reveals the potent influence of Chion’s earlier work on film sound, specifically as it impacts on American accounts of film-music, such as the semiotic account of Claudia Gorbmanwho is also the translator of the current book.

Michel Chion

Just a moment while we sign you audiovieion to your Goodreads account. Useful terminology with a clean and easily comprehensible translation by Gorbman.

In one of the only English translations of his work, Audio-Vision summarizes Chion’s attempts to systematize the devices of film sound and come up with a kind of working grammar that can be used to “read” a film soundtrack. Both academic audiovislon accessible, Chion’s text not only identifies and names many of the aspects and effects of cinematic sound, it also argues for and encourages a more directed and active form of audition.

Want to Read saving…. A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts.

Definitely worth reading if you are interested in movies or making movies at all, unique perspective we don’t often talk about. It is also a function of meaning, and is organized according to gestaltist laws and contextual determinations.


Play a stream of random audio and visual event, and you will find that certain ones will come together through synchresis and other combinations will not. Lists with This Book. A imchel book that will enrich the way you experience and think about films. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Aug 09, Grig O’ rated it really liked it. When all is said and done words can only do so much do get across sound and image.

Cohen, have tended to dominate cognitive-scientific explorations of film-soundtrack phenomena. Jan 26, malic rated it really liked it Recommends it for: According to Chion, “A point of synchronization, or synch point, is a salient moment of an audiovisual sequence during which a sound event and a visual event meet in synchrony.

Associationism and musical soundtrack phenomena. Chion’s work exemplifies the trend for film-theoretic explanations of film sound to a move away from the associationist tradition in favour of audioovision cogent theory of sound-image interaction, an emergent “synergetic” paradigm. Sources of accent in musical sound and visual motion. Chion concludes with an original and useful model for the audiovisual analysis of film.

Book Review: Michel Chion Audio-Vision — Sound on Screen

Sarah Mack rated it it was amazing Jul 27, The nature of the synchronous sound causes the filmgoer to construe the image differently, and hence the relationship of sound and image in film should not be described simply as “associationist”, but as “synergetic”; they enter into a “contract” in the filmgoer’s perception.

Sep 11, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: Contemporary Music Review, 9 Theories of film sound conventionally mirror theories of film music in their emphasis on the use of sound in film to elicit psychological states and effects.


Really enjoyed this book, it’s like Michel is looking at sound and image from every possible angle but without it feeling bogged down and heavy. Sound on Screen by Michel Chion.

Expanding on arguments made in his influential books The “Voice in Cinema” and “Sound in Cinema,” Chion provides lapidary insight into the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television.

Valuable as both an introduction and a reference.

This term refers to “the spontaneous and irresistible weld produced between a particular auditory phenomenon and visual phenomenon when they occur at the same time.

Chion highlights a set of functions that sound may serve via the phenomenon of added value. Belvedere rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Jessica rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dec 18, Ingrid rated it really liked it Shelves: These phenomena are discussed in terms of sound rather than in terms of music.

Neil rated it really liked it Oct 31, Return to Book Page. Pertinent concepts with eloquent explications and examples. Any French scholar is good to read, and when the material is as interesting as this is Recommended to malic by: