Singing, Sonic Authenticity and Stardom in Dancer in the Dark

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This chapter analyses Icelandic singer Björk’s singing voice in her performance as Selma in Dancer in the Dark (2000), situated within the context of the Dogma 95 movement’s discourses around ‘truth’, authenticity and filmmaking, with a particular focus on the sonic mediation of Björk’s performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema
EditorsHughes Diane, Evans Mark
Place of PublicationSheffield
PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78179 738 9
ISBN (Print)978 1 78179 112 7
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameGenre, Music and Sound


  • Sound
  • Singing
  • Film sound
  • star studies
  • popular music
  • Soundtrack
  • Media
  • Film
  • Gender
  • Performance


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