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Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Angela Frattarola

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernist Soundscapes questions how early twentieth-century auditory technologies altered sound perception, and how these developments shaped the modernist novel. As the phonograph, telephone, ... More


Universal language, local accent: Music and song in the early talking film

Geoff Brown

in The Translation of Films, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266434
eISBN:
9780191884191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266434.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With dialogue in early talkies complicating international product exchange, the film industry cherished the notion of music as a ‘universal language’. But this music required degrees of translation, ... More


Creating Gary Cooper

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Until meeting Fleming, Gary Cooper had acted in some bit parts and some small-budget movies. This changed when he won the lead role in Fleming’s film Wolf Song, and the director helped guide Cooper ... More


John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Eve Golden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A biography of the man the 2011 Oscar-winning The Artist was based on, the dazzling comet of the silent screen, John Gilbert (1897-1936). MGM's hottest male sex symbol of the 1920s, her starred in ... More


Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Mariusz Kotowski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale chronicles the career of one of the most prominent silent-era actresses. Born in Poland, Pola Negri begins her acting career in Germany under the direction ... More


Elusive Stardom

Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon

in Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169651
eISBN:
9780813169996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 highlights the demise of Langdon’s successful acting career. When Langdon began directing his own films, this led to his downfall. His work as a director received less than rave reviews ... More


Working in Europe

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The stock market crash of 1929 hits the remainder of Negri's assets, costing her millions of dollars. Chapter 17 reminds us how versatile an entertainer Negri is, as she steps back into theatrical ... More


Boom and bust: 1919–1933

John Williamson and Martin Cloonan

in Players' work time: A history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991326
eISBN:
9781526120786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter outlines the AMU’s history immediately post 1918 and its moves towards merger with the National Orchestral Union of Professional Musicians (NOUPM) to form the Musician’s Union (MU) in ... More


Talking Back: Voice in Screwball Comedy

Heidi Wilkins

in Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474406895
eISBN:
9781474418492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film had always been accompanied by sound in one form or another, but the ‘talkies’ introduced the prospect of a wider variety of film genres within mainstream narrative cinema that had not been ... More


Unwelcome Triangle

in Dolores Del Río: Beauty in Light and Shade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784078
eISBN:
9780804786218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784078.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Dolores' problems with her husband and Carewe. Late 1927 and through 1928 was a hectic time for Dolores, professionally as well as personally. She starred in eight films and ... More


The Talkies Triumphant: Scottish Cinema and the Coming of Sound

Trevor Griffiths

in Early Cinema in Scotland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474420341
eISBN:
9781474444644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420341.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A concluding chapter by Trevor Griffiths considers the end of the ‘early period’ and the effects on cinema production and cinema-going of the arrival of sound. The emergence of sound cinema raised ... More


Telugu Talkies

Kiranmayi Indraganti

in Her Majestic Voice: South Indian Female Playback Singers and Stardom, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463565
eISBN:
9780199086559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2, ‘Telugu Talkies’, establishes encounters between the print media, sound technology, theatrical practices, and women’s entry into the industry, while examining how talkies and their ... More


Roaring in the Twenties

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Now established as a Broadway musical director, Steiner would spend the rest of the 1920s living large—and often beyond his means—with New York’s most celebrated stage talents. He also ... More


Colonial Indian Cinema: A Peripheral Modernity

Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

in Unruly Cinema: History, Politics, and Bollywood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043123
eISBN:
9780252052002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043123.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the hybridity and modernity of early Indian cinema, which managed to survive the control and surveillance of the colonial government. The first crisis of Indian cinema was its ... More


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