The proposal of this project is to deal with the issue of sound in documentary, a subject that still needs development in the literature of cinema and film sound. The objective of the research is to understand how the sound (the full soundtrack) was used in the main movements and moments of documentary tradition between 1920 and 1960. Intending thereby to elaborate a panoramic perspective on how the characteristics of the soundtrack in the documentary were being transformed, observing the persistences and changes employed between movements and moments of documentary tradition. It is also desired, with the preparation of the dissertation, to establish an approximation, conceptual and/ or comparative, between the film sound studies and theories about documentary.
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