The Speed of Sound




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    The Speed of Sound

    Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926-1930

    Scott Eyman

    Johns Hopkins University Press 1999

    Paperback 413pp

    9780801861925   Product Code: 27449

    In a scholarly and entertaining study of the transition from silent movies to talkies, Eyman shows that many filmmakers were reluctant to embrace the new technology, despite audiences' fascination with this innovation which revealed what their favourite stars sounded like. He discusses sound's creative and economic impact on Hollywood, and how the popularity of early talkies such as Warner Brothers' The Jazz Singer laid the foundations for the modern movie industry.

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