The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931

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University of California Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 639 pages
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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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Contents

The Uncertainty of Sound
1
A NEW ERA IN ELECTRICAL ENTERTAINMENT 2 Electric Affinities
23
De Forest and Vitaphone
63
FoxCase Movietone and the Talking Newsreel
89
Warner Bros and Vitaphone
101
ERPI and RCA Consolidate Sound
127
Hollywoods Defensive Strategies
165
Boom to Bust
181
19301931
355
Shorts Travelogues and Animated Cartoons
381
Outside the Mainstream
402
Foreign Affairs
418
HEARING THE AUDIENCE
443
The Voice Squad
445
The Fans Perspective
480
THE JAZZ SINGERS Reception
516

Labor Troubles
217
Inaudible Technology
225
Talkies Change the Bijou
250
THREE SEASONS THE FILMS OF 19281931
267
19281929
271
19291930
313
The Great Ninety Per Cent
532
Selected Box Office Grosses 19281931
547
Bibliography
603
Index of Films
633
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A Thousand Words
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About the author (1999)

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).

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