The Talkies Come to Britain: British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound, 1928-1930

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2017-01

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Routledge

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Book chapter

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No

Abstract

An investigation into the impact of the arrival of talking pictures in Britain between 1927-1933 across all aspects of the British film industry: production, distribution, exhibition and reception. The chapter considers the economic, social and political factors associated with the transition to sound cinema in relation to Britain's international position in relation to American and European cinema along with the various governmental interventions into the industry.

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British cinema history, silent cinema, the transition to sound cinema

Citation

Porter, L. (2017) The Talkies Come to Britain: British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound, 1928-1930. In: Hunter, I.Q., Porter, L. and Smith, J eds. The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History, Routledge, pp. 87-98

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Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)