Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sound in Movies

In April of 1923, New York City became a part of history. It was the first screening of a movie with synchronized sound instead of the ealier days of a piano player or a narrator. It wasn't until 1927 howerver, the the first full length talkie was released. Al Jolson starred in "The Jazz Singer" and people all over the country became extremley excited over the technological breakthrough. The phenomena quickly spread through the country and furthur supplanted Hollywood as one of the most successful businesses in the world. With advances still to come in color and shot selection, the world was just getting its first taste on the magic that is Hollywood.


At 12:58 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

How did sound change the film industry? What could silent film do that talkies couldn't?


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