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Att höra genre: Vad ljudet i filmens inledning berättar om genre
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study deals with a research on what the opening sounds in movies tell us about the story that we are about to follow. The purpose is to examine if and how the sound in the first five minutes of the movie contribute in giving information about the film’s genre. The theoretical base includes both genre theory and Michel Chion’s theory on film sound. Six different movies representing different genres, countries and year of production are analyzed in an audiovisual way.

The result shows that the sound in the opening sequence could describe the genre which the movie belongs to, but it doesn’t always work like this. The analysis also shows examples on movies where the sound in the beginning of the movie focus on other things, like describing place or ethnicity. In some of the movies, especially the ones that represent adventure and action, you can hear the genre very clearly. In others, for example the comedy, there is a bit harder to decide if the sound alone could tell us about which genre the movie belongs to, and if the sound is typical for that specific genre or if it could be about almost everything. Furthermore, in some movies it was quite clear that the sound concentrates on describing something else instead, for example the place where the story is set.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
film sound, sound, film music, Chion, genre theory, film genre, added value
Keyword [sv]
filmljud, ljud, filmmusik, Chion, genreteori, genre
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Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-9740ISRN: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2010/0002--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-9740DiVA: diva2:299018
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Available from: 2010-03-17 Created: 2010-02-16 Last updated: 2010-03-17Bibliographically approved

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