Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 December 2004

224 Pages | 7 Line drawings, unspecified, 1 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719070679

Bookseller Code (06)


The Dolby era

Film sound in contemporary Hollywood

Gianluca Sergi

Published by Manchester University Press

Inside Popular Film MUP

  • This is the first book to tell the story of the arrival of Dolby on the film scene in the early 1970s, and the impact it had on filmmakers, audiences and the cinema industry
  • Represents a rare attempt to combine theoretical and historical observations with direct first-hand accounts of those who were directly involved in the making of the 'Dolby era'
  • Features interviews with some of the most important players in Hollywood film sound, including Ray Dolby himself, Ioan Allen (directly responsible for introducing Dolby technologies to Hollywood filmmakers and studios), seven-time Oscar winner Gary Rydstrom, and Oscar winner Bruce Stambler
  • A new perspective on a key period in Hollywood history
  • Sheds new light on the new creative drive that new filmmakers and technologies brought about providing an alternative take on Hollywood cinema to the traditional image-biased approach

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