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Cinema's Conversion to Sound Technology and Film Style in France and the U.S.

Charles O'Brien 1955-


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  • Title:
    Cinema's Conversion to Sound Technology and Film Style in France and the U.S.
  • Author: Charles O'Brien 1955-
  • Description: Sound's impact on film style : the case for homogenization -- Film history after recorded sound : from crisis to continuity -- The talkies in France : imported films as exemplars -- Sound-era film editing : international norms, local commitments -- Shooting and recording in Paris and Hollywood -- Hollywood indigenized : pathe-natan and national popular cinema -- Conclusion: sound and national film style--past and present.
    The conversion to sound cinema is routinely portrayed as a homogenizing process that significantly reduced the cinema's diversity of film styles and practices. Cinema's Conversion to Sound offers an alternative assessment of synchronous sound's impact on world cinema through a shift in critical focus: in contrast to film studies' traditional exclusive concern with the film image, the book investigates national differences in sound-image practice in a revised account of the global changeover from silent
  • Publication Date: c2005
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (216 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-253-11112-9
  • Subjects: Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- France -- History -- 20th century; Motion pictures -- United States -- History; Motion pictures -- France -- History; Sound motion pictures -- History; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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