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History of the American Cinema #04: Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931

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The Talkies offers readers a rare look at the time when sound was a vexing challenge for filmmakers and the source of contentious debate for audiences and critics. Donald Crafton presents a panoramic view of the talkies' reception as well as in-depth looks at sound design in selected films, filmmaking practices, censorship, issues of race, and the furious debate over cinema aesthetics that erupted once the movies began to speak.

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The Talkies addresses the impact of sound cinema on viewers and the role of the audience in shaping the development of film style and patterns of exhibition.

Synopsis:

Offers readers a look at the time when sound was a vexing challenge for filmmakers and the source of contentious debate for audiences and critics. Donald Crafton presents a panoramic view of the talkies' reception as well as an in-depth look at sound design in selected films, amongst other issues.

Synopsis:

"The Talkies is a valuable addition to a distinguished series—especially important because it deals with one of the most eventful periods in motion picture history. Crafton's scholarship is impressive, and he has produced a readable book that's sure to become a standard reference."—James Naremore, author of More than Night

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [603]-609) and indexes.

About the Author

Donald Crafton is Chair of the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Before Mickey: The Animated Film, 1898-1928 (1993) and Emile Cohl, Caricature, and Film (1990).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520221284
Author:
Crafton, Donald
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Sound motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Sound motion pictures -- History.
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
History of the American Cinema (Paperback)
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
188 b/w photographs, 7 tables, 3 graphs,
Pages:
651
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.63 in 38 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Talkies addresses the impact of sound cinema on viewers and the role of the audience in shaping the development of film style and patterns of exhibition.
"Synopsis" by , Offers readers a look at the time when sound was a vexing challenge for filmmakers and the source of contentious debate for audiences and critics. Donald Crafton presents a panoramic view of the talkies' reception as well as an in-depth look at sound design in selected films, amongst other issues.
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"The Talkies is a valuable addition to a distinguished series—especially important because it deals with one of the most eventful periods in motion picture history. Crafton's scholarship is impressive, and he has produced a readable book that's sure to become a standard reference."—James Naremore, author of More than Night
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