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Film in the 1920s - Talkies (late 1920s)

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Linda Wang

on 1 April 2013

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Film in the 1920s Talkies (Late 1920s) Introduction Birth of Talkies Don Juan Steamboat Willie Lights of New York Jazz Singer Challenges during the transition from Silent to Talkies Don Juan (1928) was the first film that had synchronized sound effects, however, there was no dialogue Jazz Singer (1927) was the first feature length talkie film. There were about 350 spoken words
For more information, copy the link below:
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug00/3on1/movies/talkies.html Difficulties for film industries:
Camera movements were restricted and acting suffered in order to record live dialogue
Film industries had to purchase expensive new equipment
Careers of actors and actresses during the silent era suffered
Actors and actresses in talking films had good voices and stage presence
The link below is about the ten famous actors and actresses during the silent movie era and how the start of "talkies" affected their careers:
http://www.shadowlocked.com/201203072430/lists/10-silent-super-stars-facing-the-advent-of-talkies.html Birth of Talkies Talkie films began when Warner Brothers developed the Vitaphone.
The Vitaphone synchronized sound with the film to create talking pictures. The sound was recorded on a phonograph record and then synchronize with the film projector. Warner Bros. developed the Vitaphone
Many films started using synchronized sound effects, then moved on to occasional spoken words. By 1928, there were animated sound cartoons and all-talking sound films
Later other major film studios joined in the revolution of sound and converted from silent to sound film production
The transition from silent to talking films had difficulties for film industries
By 1930, silent film industries moved into sound film production
For more information about the transition from Silent to Talkies, copy the link below:
http://francescamiller.com/talkies.html The Vitaphone http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b7/VitaphoneDemo.jpg/300px-VitaphoneDemo.jpg Warner Brothers developed the vitaphone.
The vitaphone synchronized sound with the film to create talking pictures. The sound was recorded on a phonograph record and then synchronized with the film projector. Steamboat Willie (1928) was the first animated sound cartoon Lights of New York (1928) was the first all talking sound film The Jazz Singer (1927)
Al Jolson
May McAvoy
Lights of New York (1928)
Helene Costello
Cullen Landis
Wheeler Oakman
Steamboat Willie (1928)
Mickey Mouse (Walt Disney)
Link to activity:
http://prezi.com/uk_nqkzfhh0h/film-in-the-1920s-talkies-activity/ Actors and Actresses
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