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By Cecil Jenkins

A quick background of France tells the tale of the formation of this grand kingdom via its humans, nice occasions, and tradition. once we consider France we regularly evoke photographs of excellent foodstuff and wine, the stylish boulevards of Paris, and the stylish shores of St. Tropez, however the biggest kingdom in Europe has even more to provide than vacationer sights.

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This explains why the specifically cinematic visual unit of the shot remains by far the most salient, and why the composition of the soundtrack is subordinate to the shot. Sonic Flow: Internal Logic and External Logic The flow of a film's sound is characterized by how well related, how fluidly or imperceptibly connected the various sound elements are, and whether they are successive and superimposed—or on the contrary, whether they have degrees of discontinuity, and are punctuated by breaks that interrupt one sound suddenly with another.

In another kind of causal listening we do not recognize an individual, or a unique and particular item, but rather a category of human, mechanical, or animal cause: an adult man's voice, a motorbike engine, the song of a meadowlark. Moreover, in still more ambiguous cases far more numerous than one might think, what we recognize is only the general nature of the sound's cause. " For lack of anything more specific, we identify indices, particularly temporal ones, that we try to draw upon to discern the nature of the cause.

Knowing that this is "the sound of x" THE THREE LISTENING MODES • • • 33 allows us to proceed without further interference to explore what the sound is like in and of itself. A C T I V E A N D PASSIVE P E R C E P T I O N It seemed important, in the context of this book on audio-vision, . to draw clear distinctions among the three modes of listening. But i we must also remember that these three listening modes overlap 1 and combine in the complex and varied context of the film sound^ track. The question of listening with the ear is inseparable from that of listening with the mind, just as looking is with seeing.

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