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From Silents To Sound by Roy Liebman

Title From Silents to Sound
Author Roy Liebman
Publisher McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Release Date 1998
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 309
ISBN UOM:39015040364401
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Garbo talked, Gilbert self-destructed and Chaplin refused--that's about all many people know about silent film actors who faced the transition into talking pictures. Yes, Greta Garbo's talkie debut was successful, John Gilbert's was disastrous, and Charlie Chaplin did not deign to make one for over a decade. But there were many others--both stars and lesser lights--who also made the leap for at least one talking film. From Renee Adoree to Loretta Young, over 500 actors and actresses who made at least three silent films and had some starring or supporting roles in sound films are included in this reference work. For each performer, the place of birth, vital dates, nicknames if any, real name if different from stage name, and a source for filmographic data are included. This information is followed by capsule accounts of the performer's silent and sound careers, along with contemporary reviews of selected talkies in which they appeared.

Title The Sounds of the Silents in Britain
Author Julie Brown
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2013
Category History
Total Pages 334
ISBN 9780199797615
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Sounds of the Silents in Britain explores the sonic dimension of film exhibition in Britain from the emergence of cinema to the introduction of synchronized sound. Written by experts on British silent film and film music, the chapters provide an introduction to diverse aspects of early film sound: vocal performance, from lecturing and reciting to voicing the drama; music, from developments in accompanying techniques to the impact of legislation on musical practice overall; and performance in cinemas more generally, from dancing and singalong films to live stage prologues. The book also debunks some of the myths about the sonic dimension of film exhibition: it reveals that exhibition practices in London were arguably more sophisticated than those in New York before the onset of World War I, for instance, and that venue licensing decisions had a profound effect on whether music could even be performed with film in some theatres. Based on extensive archival research and musicological analysis, The Sounds of the Silents in Britain represents an important addition to early film and film music scholarship.

Silent Film Sound by Rick Altman

Title Silent Film Sound
Author Rick Altman
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2004
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 462
ISBN 0231116632
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Silent films were, of course, never silent at all. However, the sound that used to accompany the screen picture in the early days of cinema has been neglected as an area of study. Altman explores the various musical, narrative, and even synchronized sound systems that enriched cinema before Jolson spoke.

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Title Wonderstruck
Author Brian Selznick
Publisher Scholastic
Release Date 2015-09-03
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 656
ISBN 9781407166551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing. Rich, complex, affecting and beautiful, WONDERSTRUCK is a staggering achievement from a uniquely gifted artist.

The Sound Of Silence by Michael G. Ankerich

Title The Sound of Silence
Author Michael G. Ankerich
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2011-02-25
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780786463831
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Marion Shilling began her career as a silent film ingenue for MGM and went on to play heroines in Westerns of the 1930s. Stage actress Esther Muir made the transition from Broadway to Hollywood just as talkies became popular. Hugh Allan was a leading man in the last years of the silents only to leave the film business in 1930 because of the uncertainty surrounding his transition to sound films and his disgust with studio politics. These three performers and thirteen others (Barbara Barondess, Thomas Beck, Mary Brian, Pauline Curley, Billie Dove, Edith Fellows, Rose Hobart, William Janney, Marcia Mae Jones, Barbara Kent, Anita Page, Lupita Tovar, and Barbara Weeks) reminisce here about Hollywood and the movie business as it made the transition.

After The Silents by Michael Slowik

Title After the Silents
Author Michael Slowik
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2014-10-21
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780231535502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many believe Max Steiner's score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry's early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study of a long-neglected phase in Hollywood's initial development, recasting the history of film sound and its relationship to the "Golden Age" of film music (1935–1950). Slowik follows filmmakers' shifting combinations of sound and image, recapturing the volatility of this era and the variety of film music strategies that were tested, abandoned, and kept. He explores early film music experiments and accompaniment practices in opera, melodrama, musicals, radio, and silent films and discusses the impact of the advent of synchronized dialogue. He concludes with a reassessment of King Kong and its groundbreaking approach to film music, challenging the film's place and importance in the timeline of sound achievement.

Title The Ultimate Directory of Silent and Sound Era Performers
Author Billy H. Doyle
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 623
ISBN STANFORD:36105021963181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A follow-up to The Ultimate Directory of the Silent Screen Performers (1995), this text includes the birth, death, and career dates of actors during the transition from silents to sound and into the sound era in filmmaking. The book includes individuals from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America, ranging from stars and featured actors to character and minor actors. The reader will find actors that bridge the silent and the sound eras, actors from the "Golden Age of Hollywood," and actors who straddle the big screen and the small screen of television. Information is included on thousands of actors from throughout the world, creating a populated map of film history. With the continued popularity of classic films, from early Hollywood and around the world, The Ultimate Directory of Silent and Sound Era Performers will be a welcome resource.

The Talkies by Donald Crafton

Title The Talkies
Author Donald Crafton
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1999-11-22
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 639
ISBN 0520221281
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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."—James Naremore, author of More than Night

Time Of Nothing by Anonim

Title Time of Nothing
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-09
Category Aerial photography
Total Pages 64
ISBN 0990650758
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Music and Sound in Silent Film
Author Ruth Barton
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-12-07
Category Music
Total Pages 214
ISBN 9781351995863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Despite their name, the silent films of the early cinematic era were frequently accompanied by music and other sound elements of many kinds, including mechanical instruments, live performers, and audience sing-alongs. The 12 chapters in this concise book explore the multitude of functions filled by music in the rapidly changing context of the silent film era, as the concept of cinema itself developed. Examples are drawn from around the globe and across the history of silent film, both during the classic era of silent film and later uses of the silent format. With contributors drawn from film studies and music disciplines, and including both senior and emerging scholars, Music and Sound in Silent Film offers an essential introduction to the origins of film music and the cinematic art form.

The Last Silent Picture Show by William M. Drew

Title The Last Silent Picture Show
Author William M. Drew
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date 2010-08-27
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 268
ISBN 0810876817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book details the fate of an entire art form—the silent cinema—in the United States during the 1930s and how it managed to survive the onslaught of sound.

William Beaudine by Wendy L. Marshall

Title William Beaudine
Author Wendy L. Marshall
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date 2005
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 387
ISBN 0810852187
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In his unsurpassed employment of 60 years in the business, Beaudine racked up more than 500 films and in excess of 350 television programs. Until his death at age 78, he was the oldest active director in the business. This detailed biography chronicles Beaudine's swift rise through the ranks, his triumph as one of the most successful directors of British comedies, his accumulation and loss of personal fortunes, his fall from fame, and his prolific work in television. Marshall corrects much misinformation that has been written about the director and has compiled the most complete list of his directorial credits to date.

Title Today s Sounds for Yesterday s Films
Author K.J. Donnelly
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date 2016-01-06
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 225
ISBN 1137466359
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Music is a vital instrument in attracting new audiences to silent cinema as well as renewing the interest of an already-initiated public. In this collection, chapters by practitioners as well as scholars capture the magic experience of silent film with music, and discuss from varying points of view how music meets this resurfaced film art.

The Speed Of Sound by Scott Eyman

Title The Speed of Sound
Author Scott Eyman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1997-03-13
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781439104286
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was the end of an era. It was a turbulent, colorful, and altogether remarkable period, four short years in which America’s most popular industry reinvented itself. Here is the epic story of the transition from silent films to talkies, that moment when movies were totally transformed and the American public cemented its love affair with Hollywood. As Scott Eyman demonstrates in his fascinating account of this exciting era, it was a time when fortunes, careers, and lives were made and lost, when the American film industry came fully into its own. In this mixture of cultural and social history that is both scholarly and vastly entertaining, Eyman dispels the myths and gives us the missing chapter in the history of Hollywood, the ribbon of dreams by which America conquered the world.

Title The Sounds of Early Cinema
Author Richard Abel
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2001-10-03
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 344
ISBN 0253108705
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Sounds of Early Cinema is devoted exclusively to a little-known, yet absolutely crucial phenomenon: the ubiquitous presence of sound in early cinema. "Silent cinema" may rarely have been silent, but the sheer diversity of sound(s) and sound/image relations characterizing the first 20 years of moving picture exhibition can still astonish us. Whether instrumental, vocal, or mechanical, sound ranged from the improvised to the pre-arranged (as in scripts, scores, and cue sheets). The practice of mixing sounds with images differed widely, depending on the venue (the nickelodeon in Chicago versus the summer Chautauqua in rural Iowa, the music hall in London or Paris versus the newest palace cinema in New York City) as well as on the historical moment (a single venue might change radically, and many times, from 1906 to 1910). Contributors include Richard Abel, Rick Altman, Edouard Arnoldy, Mats Björkin, Stephen Bottomore, Marta Braun, Jean Châteauvert, Ian Christie, Richard Crangle, Helen Day-Mayer, John Fullerton, Jane Gaines, André Gaudreault, Tom Gunning, François Jost, Charlie Keil, Jeff Klenotic, Germain Lacasse, Neil Lerner, Patrick Loughney, David Mayer, Domi-nique Nasta, Bernard Perron, Jacques Polet, Lauren Rabinovitz, Isabelle Raynauld, Herbert Reynolds, Gregory A. Waller, and Rashit M. Yangirov.

Title Commerce Reports
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1930-12-29
Category Consular reports
Total Pages 86
ISBN MINN:30000010371536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Silent Movies by Peter Kobel

Title Silent Movies
Author Peter Kobel
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2009-02-28
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0316069590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest repositories for silent film and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history of silent film. From its birth in the 1890s, with the earliest narrative shorts, through the brilliant full-length features of the 1920s, Silent Movies captures the greatest directors and actors and their immortal films. Silent Movies also looks at the technology of early film, the use of color photography, and the restoration work being spearheaded by some of Hollywood's most important directors, such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. Richly illustrated from the Library of Congress's extensive collection of posters, paper prints, film stills, and memorabilia -- most of which have never been in print -- Silent Movies is an important work of history that will also be a sought-after gift book for all lovers of film.

Title Sound Speech Music in Soviet and Post Soviet Cinema
Author Lilya Kaganovsky
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2014-03-07
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780253011107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative of the Soviet and post-Soviet experience. Leading experts and emerging scholars from film studies, musicology, music theory, history, and cultural studies examine the importance of sound in Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet cinema from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives. Addressing the little-known theoretical and artistic experimentation with sound in Soviet cinema, changing practices of voice delivery and translation, and issues of aesthetic ideology and music theory, this book explores the cultural and historical factors that influenced the use of voice, music, and sound on Soviet and post-Soviet screens.

Faces by Coley Brown

Title Faces
Author Coley Brown
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-10-11
Category
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0990650766
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eighty Silent Film Stars by George A. Katchmer

Title Eighty Silent Film Stars
Author George A. Katchmer
Publisher McFarland Publishing
Release Date 1991
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 1067
ISBN UOM:39015024905971
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eighty good-sized biographies of significant silent-era players hard to find in other reference works, and almost nowhere at this length. The villains and sidekicks of two-reelers (Jim Corey, Nelson McDowell), cowboy action stars (Jack Hoxie, Art Acord, Hoot Gibson, et al.), comedians, character actors, matinee idols and other talented and reliable performers.A comprehensive filmography (compiled for this book by Richard E. Braff and listing year, studio, director, screenplay, story or author, length and cast) accompanies each entry. The biographies are revised and edited versions of a series that ran in the film periodical Classic Images.