Okay for Sound? The reception of the early Talkies in Britain

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2016-05-24

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A review of the various ways in which early sound films were received in Britain from the popular press, to fan magazines, literary critics, public intellectuals and modernist writers like Dorothy Richardson. The reception of early talkies was largely unfavourable amongst 'intellectuals', whilst they received a more positive popular reception. This presentation examined some of the reasons for this.

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A presentation as part of Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound symposium at The MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling 23rd-24th May 2016. This symposium was a key output from the research project. above.

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British silent cinema and the transition to sound, 1920s, critique and reception

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Porter, L. (2017) Okay for Sound? The reception of the early Talkies in Britain. Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound symposium at The MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling 23rd-24th May 2016.

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Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)