The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

Singing, Sonic Authenticity and Stardom in Dancer in the Dark

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

Nessa Johnston [+-]
Edge Hill University
Dr Nessa Johnston is a Lecturer in Media, Film and Television at Edge Hill University, UK. Her research and teaching interests include sound in screen media, critical production studies, and production/sound aesthetics in low-budget and art cinema, encompassing independent, experimental and cult cinema. She has published on film sound in several edited collections and journals including Music, Sound and the Moving Image; The Soundtrack; The Velvet Light Trap; Alphaville; Popular Music; and The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media.

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This chapter analyses Icelandic singer Björk’s singing voice in her performance as Selma in Dancer in the Dark (2000), situated within the context of the Dogma 95 movement’s discourses around ‘truth’, authenticity and filmmaking, with a particular focus on the sonic mediation of Björk’s performance.

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Johnston, Nessa. Singing, Sonic Authenticity and Stardom in Dancer in the Dark. The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2020. ISBN 9781781791127. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35459. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35459. Nov 2020

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