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The Dolby Era: Film Sound in Contemporary Hollywood

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Since the 1970s Hollywood cinema has been the site of remarkable developments in film sound. New revolutionary sound technologies have been developed, a new generation of filmmakers have learned to use them as powerful storytelling tools, and audiences have enjoyed a different way of experiencing films, both theatrically and at home. For the first time, through historical ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 6th 2005 by Manchester University Press
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This is a really fascinating and useful book on the technology of film sound since the invention of Dolby and a discussion of new ways to discuss film sound in scholarship. Discussions are supplemented with interviews by the inventors of Dolby and by sound designers in Hollywood.
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