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Cohen, have tended to dominate cognitive-scientific explorations of film-soundtrack phenomena. 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.

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Contemporary Music Review, 9 To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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Belvedere rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Sound on Screen by Michel Chion. Lists with This Book.

Made me think about sound in a whole different way, but I thought it got quite technical and obscure for me in parts. Dec 22, Matt rated it it was amazing.

Valuable as both an introduction and a reference. This lack may be partially attributable to the onerous task of accounting for mihcel perception of sound in film in its entirety, or it may indicate Chion’s difficulty in integrating a theory of musical function in the account of added value.

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.


In contrast with mainstream film theorists, Chion treats film sound as of primary importance in the phenomenology of cinema. The first section is concerned with elucidating how sound and image transform one another in the filmgoer’s perception. Chion claims that such a phenomenon “is not automatic. Maybe I wasn’t patient enough to really get the full meaning out of it.

Worth re-reading and careful study. Pin rated it it was ok Jan 28, I’m relatively new to proper cinema studies, but this one struck me as remarkably lucid.

Vasilis Moschas rated it it was amazing Mar 13, A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts. It is also a function of meaning, and is organized according to gestaltist laws and contextual determinations. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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

A significant difficulty in previous accounts of film music has been the discussion of audio-visual phenomena, given the lack of sufficiently specific terms to characterise those phenomena.

Nov 05, Amber rated it it was ok. Any French scholar is good to read, and when the material is as interesting as this is Sound on Screen,” French critic and audiovisiion Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded sound in cinema, shedding crucial light on the mutual relationship between sound and image in audiovisual perception.

The text of Audio-Vision is in two sections. Many of addition, Chion’s theory is littered with tenuous claims purportedly based in psychoacoustical phenomena; such claims weaken his discussion of, for example, “modes of listening”.

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When all is said and done words can only do so much do get across sound and image. 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.


Sarah Mack rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Feb 21, SeaOfSound rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Audio-Visionplease sign up. Kelie rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Thorough analysis of the rich functional dimensions of sound in cinema.

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. 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. These phenomena are discussed in terms of sound rather than in terms of music.

My only real complaint is that towards the end of the book everything moves towards putting forward 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.

A pretty clear summary of some major ways that image and sound work together. Preview — Audio-Vision by Michel Chion. Chion’s theory is no exception: Paperbackpages. 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.