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The coming of sound : a history

Author: Douglas Gomery
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry, but all of world cinema. This text examines how the arrival of sound brought a boom to the industry and why its social impact deepened in complexity.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Gomery
ISBN: 041596900X 9780415969000 0415969018 9780415969017
OCLC Number: 56329878
Description: xxi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A PREVIEW: ORDER & PROFIT, NOT CHAOS --
2. THE PRE-CONDITIONS FOR INNOVATION --
3. WARNER BROS. INNOVATES SOUND --
4. WILLIAM FOX INNOVATES SOUND --
5. WARNERS' BLOCKBUSTER: The Singing Fool --
6. PARAMOUNT AND LOEW'S STUDY, THEN MAKE THEIR DEAL --
7. THE RISE OF RKO; THE FAILURE OF ALL OTHERS --
8. THE DIFFUSION OF SOUND IN THE USA --
9. DIFFUSION OF SOUND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD --
10. THE FORMATION OF THE STUDIO SYSTEM: MERGER MANIA --
11. MOPPING UP THE LOOSE ENDS --
12. A REINTERPRETATION.
Responsibility: Douglas Gomery.
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