Before the “talkies,” movies had scores, not sound (important distinction). But then a little picture called The Jazz Singer made a killing at the box office...and the rest is cinema history! A little less than a century later, and we can see how sound changed film as both a technology and an art form, forever. This video takes us back to when movie sound, a facet of filmmaking that we now take totally for granted, was nothing short of revolutionary.
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SFX Secrets: The Origins of Sound
It began as a gimmick, and people liked what they heard!
By: Matt Novak