Issue 9 - 2022 (1) - Student Showcase

The Voice in Film

Alejandro Torres Almendros (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

This audiovisual essay explores the main concepts surrounding the use of voice in film. The ‘acousmatic’ is explained by employing canonical examples from classical cinema, which are used to show the centrality of the voice in film perception. Based on Michel Chion’s research and the theories of Jacques Lacan, as well as sequences from The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939), The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940) or a speech by Donald Trump, the video essay shows how the human voice is able to structure our perceptions of a film in a decisive way.

How to cite this article: Torres Almendros, A. (2022) The Voice in Film. Tecmerin. Journal of Audiovisual Essays, 9, 2022(1). ISSN: 2659-4269

Other videoessays in this issue:

Coloniality, the Backstage, and the Long Take
Márton Árva (Eötvös Loránd University)

Cuerpo(s) Policiale(s) / Police Force(s)
Edurne Larumbe Villarreal (UPF) & Abraham Roberto Cea Núñez (USC)

Temporal Ghosts | David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story”
Enrique Saunders (University of Reading)

With the Voice Present: “Imperfect” Video-Essays during Quarantine

Michelle Leigh Farrell (Fairfield University)


Student Showcase

Classic and Modern Avant-garde. Surrealism
Elena González Janot, Leire De la Peña Aoiz & Natalia Bermúdez Pérez (UC3M)

Santiago Gómez Chacón, Daniel Guijarro Hernanz, David Ildefonso Trabada & Verónica Antoñanzas Martínez (UC3M)