The Roar of The Crowd: Urban Noise and Anti-Noise in Silent Cinema

Dennis Joseph Hanlon

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Abstract

The Crowd uses “sound-suspense images”—a technique unique to the late silent period—to critically represent the urban noisescape. This essay details the technological, ideological, and aesthetic developments that made these images possible, and it considers the codification of Hollywood sound practices that soon made them obsolete.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-88
Number of pages16
JournalMosaic: an interdisciplinary critical journal
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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