Locating Sound in UK/US Television Crime Drama
As a counterpoint to previous scholarship that has emphasized the visual, including the spectacular pleasures of crime drama and its locations, this chapter highlights the importance of sound to crime drama, and especially in terms of the work sound effects and music do in putting us in a particular space. Consideration of sound developed in reference to examples of recent UK/US crime drama, with extended attention to Hannibal (NBC, 2013–2015) and Happy Valley (BBC 1, 2014–), underlines the various ways that such series ask us to attend to the specificities of place, of action, of violence and response.
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