'"The Film Gone Male:" women and the transition to sound in the British film industry 1929-1932'

Date

2019-12-20

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ISSN

0961-2025
1747-583X

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Publisher

Taylor and Francis

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Taking its cue from Dorothy Richardson’s essay, ‘The Film Gone Male’ written for the critical, Left-wing British film publication Close Up in 1932, this article looks at women working in the British film industry during the transition from silent to sound cinema between 1929 and 1932. It considers the effects of new sound technology on women’s roles in front of and behind the camera from production to reception and critique. It also questions whether sound technology further marginalised women as producers of cinema and interrogates whether synchronised sound masculinised film as Richardson asserted.

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Citation

Porter, L. (2019) "The Film Gone Male": women and the transition to sound in the British film industry 1929-1932. Women's History Review,

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Research Institute

Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)