James Buhler is a professor of music theory at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Theories of the Soundtrack and a coauthor of Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History. Hannah Lewis is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema.
Valuable new essays on the ways cinema speaks, sings, shouts, and whispers. -Claudia Gorbman, author of Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music Including works by many of film music's finest scholars, the diversity of articles and approaches here is most welcome. Some pieces will prove to be real game-changers, beautifully written and argued. -Caryl Flinn, author of Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman