of the same BFI Screen Guide as 100
ANIME , 100
provides a soundmap to a hundred films that engage the ears.
Covering titles as diverse as Way of the Dragon and Apocalypse
Now, Le Samourai and Stalker, Angel
Dust and Citizen Kane, each entry outlines the
film's distinctive contribution to the hitherto underexplored
realm of sound and music in cinema.
Modern Soundtracks guides the reader through an alternative
cinema canon of the ‘ear’, highlighting sonically
exciting and remarkable films from across the world and their
amazing diversity of purpose and effect. This vibrant book addresses
how most film criticism has underestimated the significance of
the soundtrack, and details ways in which the film soundtrack
is defined by the meeting of two sonic forces: film scoring and
a detailed introduction followed by analyses (or more accurately
'hearing’) of 100 films, the reader is compelled to 'listen
– not look’ and to ‘think with their ears’.
100 Modern Soundtracks is a provocative and absorbing
guide to some of the most exciting uses of sound and music in
popular and international cinema.
pgs softback & hardback - available through the BFI
Modern Soundtracks has also been released in Japanese
translation by Tetsuro Shimauchi and published by Film Art, Tokyo.
book has been retitled Cinesonic - The Sonic Cinema
It contains all the titles covered in the original BFI
edition, but here divided into the 7 sections of film sound
outlined in the opening essay.
link to Film Art info on this book.
pgs softback - available through Film Art
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