Chapter 8: In a manner of speaking

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Figure 8.1. Manner of speaking identifiers carry a heavy burden. In this over the shoulder shot from A Serious Man, Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) talks on […]

Chapter 7: Cultural literacy, sonic allusions, and series awareness

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Figure 7.1. Sounds from the past continue to resonate in the present. In this frame from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Claude Lacombe (François Truffaut) […]

Chapter 6: Captioned silences and ambient sounds

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Figure 6.1. If a car crashes into a tree but doesn’t make a sound, a silence caption may be needed. In this clip from The Artist, […]

Chapter 5: Captioned irony

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Figure 5.1. Premature captions and ending punctuation help readers predict the future In this clip from Taken, the final bad guy in the movie (Nabil Massad) […]

Chapter 3: Context and subjectivity in sound effects captioning

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Figure 3.1. How do you caption an ambiguous non-speech sound in a novel context? In this clip from an episode of Futurama (“Rebirth”), the Hypnotoad sits […]

Chapter 2: Reading and writing captions

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Figure 2.1. Single captions can be packed with implied meaning. A frame from Man of Steel shows a school bus driver with pursed lips wearing a […]

Chapter 1: A rhetorical view of captioning

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Four new principles of closed captioning Every sound cannot be closed captioned. Captioners must decide which sounds are significant. Captioners must rhetorically invent and negotiate the […]

Preface

This supplemental website includes all of the media clips discussed in Reading Sounds (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Purchase your copy of Reading Sounds today in paperback or e-book. Figure 0.1. Reading words and reading sounds. In this clip from The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zero (Tony Revolori) and his fiancée Agatha (Saoirse Ronan) stand in […]