The talkies era

a pictorial history of Australian sound film making, 1930-1960. by Eric Reade

Publisher: Lansdowne in Melbourne

Written in English
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      LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.A8 R43
      The Physical Object
      Pagination127 p.
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5342333M
      ISBN 10070180324X
      LC Control Number72196340
      OCLC/WorldCa584518

About the Book. 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.   While "talkies" launched a new era in moviemaking, they also signaled the end of silent films, an epoch that had begun before the turn of the century. Books . 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 Price: $   A manuscript revealing Charlie Chaplin's first shot at a "talkie" has come to light in the family archives. Fifty handwritten pages outline the dialogue for a satire on colonialism, inspired by.

The # book is now the authentic prime source of inspiration, information and knowledge about Bombay talkies and that magnificent era. K M Srivastava’s work contains more authentic information than any other source available. K M Srivastava documented nearly everything in detail in his research book on Bombay talkies. Jack Warner was also skeptical of the talkie but he was proven wrong when Warner Bros. benefited from the talkies films which established the company’s power in Hollywood. It should be noted that this “talkies” era saw the creation of a new genre, the musical. Chaplin in the Sound Era: An Analysis of the Seven Talkies by Flom, Eric L. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The "Talkies" saw the demise of the Silent Movies with the release of the first feature-length Talking Movie called 'The Jazz Singer', starring Al Jolson. Warner Bros., used its new Vitaphone brand of sound-on-disc technology with synchronized sound. The Jazz Singer Movie had six songs but very little dialogue, there were only spoken words.

Winnie Lightner (–) was the first great female comedian of the talkies. Blessed with a superb singing voice and a gift for making wisecracks and rubber faces, she rose to stardom in vaudeville and on Broadway. Then, at the dawn of the sound era, she became the first person in motion picture history to have her spoken words censored. John Gilbert Gilbert was a big name during the Silents. The great thing about the silent movies was the mastering of facial expressions and body language. The intertitles did all the work. Sad, comedic, melodramatic,crazy-the titles said it. The p.   The Charley Chase Talkies book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. classic film buffs know that Charley Chase starred in dozens of great short comedies in the silent era and throughout the s. Chase (AKA Charles Parrott) had started with Mack Sennett's Keystone studios about the same time as Charley Chaplin, and /5(1). Explores the history of film around the world, from the earliest shadow show to the blockbusters of today, discussing the transition from the silent era to "talkies" and examining specific genres such as comedy, cowboy pictures, and horror movies.

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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.

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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."Cited by: The talkies era: A pictorial history of Australian sound film making, [Reade, Eric] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The talkies era: A pictorial history of Australian sound film making, Author: Eric Reade. The big sound film sensations of the year all took advantage of preexisting celebrity. Onat New York City's Roxy Theater, Fox Movietone presented a sound film of the takeoff of Charles Lindbergh's celebrated flight to Paris, recorded earlier that day.

In June, a Fox sound newsreel depicting his return welcomes in New York City and Washington, D.C., was shown. In popular Indian cinema, lyrics are to music what the heart is to the body; they help in creating a distinctive narrative, some conventions of which have been carried over The talkies era book the early talkies era.

The book is now the authentic prime source of inspiration, information and knowledge about Bombay talkies and that magnificent era. KM Srivastava’s work contains more authentic information than. Though Charles Chaplin is commonly remembered as a silent film comedian, it is not widely recalled that he continued to make movies long after the introduction of sound.

His sound films have often been overlooked by historians, despite the fact that in these films the essential character of Chaplin more overtly asserted itself in his screen images than in his earlier silent work. The silent-cinema era is certainly not forgotten and judging by the popularity of the recent Academy Award winners, perhaps it will even enjoy a revival.

As Crafton says of the transition from silent films to talkies, “It was a complicated and messy business, owing in no small part to the vicissitudes of mass audiences” (Crafton ). Since this episode occurs inthe year The Jazz Singer was released, it seems a little precipitate to reflect on silent films as a bygone era.

But at the heart of the book lies a quest for. The shift happened in fits and starts, and long after audiences in America had become nostalgic for the silent era, the old movies were still playing in some of the less-traveled corners of the world.

But by the vast majority of moving picture consumers had been won over by the ‘talkies’. THE MODERN TALKIES OF THE 'S. transformation, switching to a monthly format in March.

TO WELL WORN ISSUES. PICTURE PLAY MAGAZINE. Published by. 'S FLAPPER FILLED FILM NEWS. Picture-Play Weekly began as a weekly magazine Rating: % positive. The shift from silent films to talkies was a huge deal for actors in the late s.

Many silent film stars found it difficult to “find their voice” and place in this new Hollywood medium. The Golden Age of Hollywood: From to The s decade (and most of the s as well) has been nostalgically labeled "The Golden Age of Hollywood" (although most of the output of the decade was black-and-white).

The 30s was also the decade of the sound and color revolutions and the advance of the 'talkies', and the further development of film genres (gangster films, musicals.

The beautiful Maude Feely (born Maude Mary Hawk; March 4, – November 9, ) began acting on stage at the age of three and appeared in her first movie ina short silent movie.

Feely had a long career that outlasted the silent film era. She continued to act in the "talkies" and was active in the movies until the late 's, a career that spanned over six decades. Then, at the dawn of the sound era, she became the first person in motion picture history to have her spoken words, the lyrics to a song, censored.

I Winnie Lightner () stood out as the first great female comedian of the talkies.4/5(2). Talkie definition is - a motion picture with a synchronized soundtrack.

Recent Examples on the Web Kel-Tec Magnum on his belt and the walkie-talkie now beeping on his desk. — Stephanie Mccrummen, Washington Post, "The good ol’ sheriff," 2 Aug. When they were done, the pair took off and the year-old train engineer, Walter Lucas — who was new to the job — quietly reached into his.

The sound era also ushered in Hollywood’s love affair with a new film genre — the musical. Over sixty Hollywood musicals were released infollowed by more than eighty in The talkies also became a global phenomenon, with U.S.

studios taking a 70 percent share of foreign markets by the early s. The first forty years of cinema in the United States, from the development and commercialization of modern motion picture technology in the mids to the full blossoming of sound-era Hollywood during the early s, represents one of the most consequential periods in the history of the medium.

It was a time of tremendous artistic and economic transformation, including but not limited to. In addition to writing books about silent film, Eric L.

Flom is a contributing editor to HistoryLink, an online encyclopedia of Washington state history, and has written film and theatre pieces for The Seattle Times, The Enterprise and Silent Era.A longtime resident of Seattle, Flom currently lives in Milton, Georgia. Then, at the dawn of the sound era, she became the first person in motion picture history to have her spoken words, the lyrics to a song, censored.

In Winnie Lightner: Tomboy of the Talkies, David L. Lightner shows how Winnie Lightner's hilarious performance in the musical comedy Gold Diggers of Broadway made her an overnight s: 3.

The Jazz Singer, American musical film, released inthat was the first feature-length movie with synchronized dialogue. It marked the ascendancy of “talkies” and the end of the silent-film era. On Yom Kippur, cantor Rabinowitz (played by Warner Oland) looks forward to when his year-old.

Early talkies seemed to revel in the range and diversity of American English, from the elocutionary exercises of transplanted Broadway stars like. Playbills to Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies - Kindle edition by New England Vintage Film Society Inc., Loew, Brenda.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Playbills to Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the s: 3.

From an early age, Martin was enchanted with old movies from Hollywood's golden era-from the dawn of the talkies in the late s to the close of the studio system in the late s-and has spent many a happy hour watching the likes of Garland, Gable, Crawford, Garbo, Grant, Miller, Kelly, Astaire, Rogers, Turner, and Welles go through their paces.

Sunil Gavaskar was immaculate in his timing as his fans craved for more. Sachin Tendulkar improvised in the nick of time to make it a memorable postscript but Kapil Dev was two years too late.

This book gave me an opportunity to look at the women who helped shape the motion picture industry and the challenges moving from silent film to talkies. Frances Marion and Mary Pickford appear to be such unlikely friends, Mary with her need for adoration and love, and Frances with her strong independent writing skills and yet somehow even as /5(74).

James L. Neibaur's The Charley Chase Talkies, is a film-by-film analysis of the 79 sound-era short subjects that Chase turned out at Hal Roach and Columbia Studios. The first full-length book on the comedian's talkies -- with many of these Roach shorts having aired on Turner Classic Movies in the past few years, and the Columbias.

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 cinem/5(3).

Directed by Roy Del Ruth. With Grant Withers, Loretta Young, H.B. Warner, Claire McDowell. Based on a book by Earl Derr Biggers, "The Agony Column". The late silent era boasted such a consistently high level of craft that it’s somewhat baffling that moviegoers were content to exchange high-toned masterworks like The Sorrows of Satan, The General, The Docks of New York, The Crowd, The Wind, and The Wedding March for Al Jolson in The Singing Fool, the first talking blockbuster.End of the Silents - Upheavals in the Film Industry with the Early Talkies: As anticipated, the arrival of sound created great upheaval in the history of the motion picture industry, (as spoofed and exemplified in the film Singin' in the Rain ()).However, the transition from silent films to sound films wasn't completely calamitous or disruptive.Ruby Myers, known as Sulochana, was of Jewish origin and dominated the Indian box office during the era of silent movies.

Talkies forced her to take a break, learn Hindi and earn back the top spot with the release of Anarkali, Bombay Ki Billi and Indira BA (renamed Indira MA) — all of which were talking remakes of her hit silent films.