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Ubiquitous Listening"Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity"$
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Anahid Kassabian

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275157

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275157.001.0001

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“Boom!” Is the Next Big Thing

“Boom!” Is the Next Big Thing

(p.33) 3 “Boom!” Is the Next Big Thing
Ubiquitous Listening

Anahid Kassabian

University of California Press

In chapter 3 I discuss a development in film over the past decade or so in which films are organized not by plot and character development, but rather by sensory experience. I argue that although such films are often considered bad, they are, in fact, simply working with affect and distributed subjectivity rather than identification and (the fantasy of?) individual subjectivity. I argue that these developments hinge on changes in the uses of sound and music and the relationship between the two, forging a supra-individual, sensational (in many senses), aural world.

Keywords:   identification, narrative, iteration, affect, senses, attention, film, film music, distributed subjectivities

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