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Salisbury U cinema studies prof to explore film sound on April 19 at York College

April 04, 2018
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A Salisbury University professor of cinema studies will explore film sound at 7 p.m.April 19, in York College’s Room 218, Humanities Center. Elsie Walker’s talk, “Hearing Film Soundtracks: Humanity, Violence and Hope,” is open to the public free of charge. A Q&A will follow her presentation.

Author of “Understanding Sound Tracks through Film Theory,” Walker will focus on a variety of films that stress the power of sound to awaken our imaginations and hearts. She will explore film sound in an interactive way with the audience, screening a variety of clips from the independent, post-colonial film “Code Unknown” (2000) and the feminist science fiction blockbuster “Gravity” (2013), in addition to other movies like “Ten Canoes” (2006) and “The Piano” (1993).  

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