Adaptations in the sound era : 1927-37 / Deborah Cartmell
London: UK Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2015.
Call No: 753.1 CAR Author: Cartmell, Deborah Source: UK Place: London Publisher: UK Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: vii, 166 pages ; 24 cm. Series: Bloomsbury adaptation histories Subject: ADAPTATIONS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. TRANSITION SILENT-SOUND; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SOUND PERIOD Summary: There is no disputing that the coming of sound heralded a new era for adaptations. We take it for granted today that a film is enhanced by sound but it was not a view unanimously held in the early period of sound cinema. While there was a substantial degree of skepticism in the late 1920s and early 30s about the advantages of sound, what we would call technophobia today, the inclusion of speech in screen versions of literary and theatrical works, undeniably revised what it was to be an adaptation: words. Focusing on promotional materials, Adaptations in the Sound Era tracks early attempts to promote sound through the elevation of words in adaptations in the early sound period. The popular appeal of these films clearly stands in opposition to academic regard for them and the book reflects on the presence and marketing of 'words' in a variety of adaptations, from the introduction of sound in the late 1920s to the mid 1930s. This book contextualizes a range of adaptations in relation to debates about 'picturizations' of books in the early sound era, including reactions to the talking adaptation by writers such as, Irwin Panofsky, Aldous Huxley and Graham Greene. Film adaptations of Shakespeare, Dickens, gothic fiction and biopics are also discussed in relation to their use and promotion of sound or, more precisely, words -- TAKEN FROM PUBLISHER'S SITE Notes: Formerly CIP.
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781623568788 Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: `Singin in the Rain': Adapting Literature to Film, 1927--37 -- 2.Sound Shakespeare -- 3.Sound Dickens -- 4.Gothic Adaptations `Sell It for Its Horror': 1931 Gothic/Horror Adaptations and the Victory of the Shadow -- 5.Biopic Adaptations: Adapting Charles Laughton -- 6.Adaptations for Children: From Pre-Code to Post-Code Hollywood -- 7.Conclusions: Radical Adaptations. More info
Cinema in a small state : distribution and exhibition in Adelaide at the coming of sound
Studies in Australasian cinema (2007) vol.1 iss.3 p.299-313 Author: Walsh, Mike PhysDes: Article Subject: DISTRIBUTION. AUSTRALIA; EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. TRANSITION SILENT-SOUND; HISTORY OF EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA Summary: Most histores of Australian cinema have foregrounded film production but have little to say about film distribution and exhibition, which were more powerful sectors of the cinema industry in Australia. This study examines the distribution and exhibition of films in Adelaide's central business district and suburban circuits during the introduction of sound in 1928-29. In addition to analysing the impact of the new technology, this article looks at the way that film distribution in this period changed in response to a number of other factors including the switch to direct distribution, the rise of British production and the local politics of first-run exhibition competition. The article examines the structure of the city and suburban exhibition in Adelaide and demonstrates that any analysis of the industry's response to sound technologies must take into account intensely local factors in order to explain the ways that different compaines adopted varying industrial tactics during the diffusion of this new technology. -- Abstract More info
Going to the pictures : Scottish memories of cinema : with bonnie Scotland: on the big screen / Andrew Martin
Edinburgh: NMS Publishing Limited, Royal Museum, 2000.
Call No: 71(411) MAR Author: Martin, Andrew CorpAuthor: NMS Publishing Limited; Royal Museum Source: UK Place: Edinburgh Publisher: NMS Publishing Limited; Royal Museum PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: viii, 134 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Series: Scotland's Past in Action Subject: SCOTLAND; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SCOTLAND; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SOUND PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. TRANSITION SILENT-SOUND; HISTORY OF EXHIBITION. SCOTLAND; ORAL HISTORIES; CHILDREN AND THE CINEMA. SCOTLAND; CINEMAS. SCOTLAND; EXHIBITION. SCOTLAND; EXHIBITION OF SILENT FILMS. SCOTLAND; MEMORABILIA; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; EALING STUDIOS; BRIGADOON (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1954) Summary: "Take your seat ... sit back and relax ... as we whisk you back to the days of art deco palaces and local fleapits. To celebrate the 20th century's most popular art form, we feature the voices of cinema-goers from all over Scotland as they recollect the Silent days, the novelty of Talkies, secretive courting in the balconies, noisy children at matinees - and through it all, the sheer glamour of the Stars. We take you from Holyrood to Hollywood, starring Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper and Betty Grable, and Odeons and Regals the length and breadth of Scotland." (Taken from back cover) Notes: Includes filmography, further reading ISBN: 1901663442 More info
The great talkie revolution : how the art of the silent film was ended by the birth of sound movies
Lumina (Summer 2010) iss.2 p.237-248 Author: Stratton, David PhysDes: Article Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. TRANSITION SILENT-SOUND Summary: Analysis of the impact of the introduction of sound pictures to the Hollywood film industry, including the effects on technical innovation, box office receipts and the careers of major silent film stars. More info
The Hollywood Reporter. Hollywood 100 Years
The Hollywood Reporter (03/03/1987) vol.296 iss.10 p.S1-S140 More info
The motion picture : from magic lantern to sound film / Julius Pfragner
Folkstone: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen, 1974, c1964.
Call No: 701 PFR Author: Pfragner, Julius; McClintock, Theodore (trans.) Place: Folkstone Publisher: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen PubDate: 1974, c1964 PhysDes: 240 p. ; 21 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. TRANSITION SILENT-SOUND; TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS Summary: In 1826, magic lantern exhibits were at the height of their popularity in Vienna; it was not until 1927 that the first successful sound film was produced in America. This book tells the story of the inventors during those hundred years who contributed to the development of photography and the motion picture. [Taken from inside front cover.] ISBN: 561001820 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
The shattered silents : how the talkies came to stay / Alexander Walker
London: Elm Tree Books, 1978.
Women film-makers in Australia : (1920 - 1933) / Sally Speed
[Australia] : [s.n.], 1984:
Call No: 462-02(94) SPE Author: Speed, Sally Place: [Australia] : [s.n.], 1984 PhysDes: 64 leaves ; 30 cm Subject: WOMEN FILMMAKERS. AUSTRALIA; LYELL, LOTTIE; LOVELY, LOUISE; MCDONAGH, PAULETTE; MCDONAGH, ISABEL; PAVIS, YVONNE; HOWARD, KATE; MALLON, MARY; DE LA RUZE, JULIETTE; KELLERMAN, ANNETTE; SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, THE (AT, Raymond Longford, 1919); THOSE WHO LOVE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1926); FAR PARADISE, THE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1928); CHEATERS, THE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1931); TWO MINUTES SILENCE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1933); POSSUM PADDOCK (AT, Kate Howard, 1921); BLUE MOUNTAINS MYSTERY, THE (AT, Raymond Longford & Lottie Lyell, 1921); DINKUM BLOKE, THE (AT, Raymond Longford, 1923); FISHERS GHOST (AT, Lottie Lyell, 1924); PETER VERNON'S SILENCE (AT, Lottie Lyell, 1925); CIRCUMSTANCE (AT, Yvonne Pavis, 1922); DAUGHTER OF AUSTRALIA (AT, Yvonne Pavis, 1922); SUNSHINE SALLY (AT, Yvonne Pavis, 1922); JEWELLED NIGHTS (AT, Louise Lovely & Wilton Welch, 1925); CHEATERS, THE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1929); HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. TRANSITION SILENT-SOUND; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; EXHIBITION OF SILENT FILMS LON: abn98267376; 14063689 More info