Saturday, 31 October 2009

Sound always plays a part

"It is therefore no more adequate to refer to the (intermittent) "contribution" of sound to the film than it would be to refer to the (intermittent) contribution of the image. Sound always plays a part, even when reduced to a minimum, just as the image always plays a part, even during a fade or blackout (or all the all-black and all-white frames of an abstract film such as Kubelka's Arnulf Rainer). The basis of film is a continuous interaction between sound and image."

Sound and Image: A Further Hearing by William Johnson
Film Quarterly

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