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MonTI. Monografías de Traducción e Interpretación 2012, 4

Author: Paula Igareda



Monografías de Traducción e Interpretación ISSN: 1889-4178 Universitat de València España Igareda, Paula LYRICS AGAINST IMAGES: MUSIC AND AUDIO DESCRIPTION MonTI.
Monografías de Traducción e Interpretación, núm.
4, 2012, pp.
233-254 Universitat de València Alicante, España Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative LYRICS AGAINST IMAGES: MUSIC AND AUDIO DESCRIPTION1 Paula Igareda Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) CAIAC (Centre dAccessibilitat i Intel·ligè Ambiental de Catalunya) Abstract Music has been an integral part of films from as far back as the silent movie era, where a piano accompaniment was used to build the narrative and an orchestra was used to drown out the sound of the projector.
Music in films can encompass a wide array of elements, from a song to a whistle, and can play many roles, as has been commented upon by many researchers.
Due to the relevance of music in film narrative, it is an element which merits attention when it comes to making a film accessible, be it through Audio description, Audio subtitling, Sign Language or Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.
This article focuses on Audio description (AD) and how music is handled in audio described films. First of all, a brief review of existing AD guidelines will be presented in order to highlight the secondary role given to music insofar as these guidelines focus more on topics such as characters, locations, actions, credits, among others.
This will be followed by an analysis of a corpus of audio described films, focusing on the treatment of songs with significant lyrics.
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