Silent Film Sound (Film and Culture Series)
Rick AltmanISBN: 0231116624; 9780231116626;
Book Description Silent Film Sound reconsiders all aspects of sound practices during the entire silent film period. Based on extensive original research and accompanied by outstanding illustrations, the book challenges the basic assumptions of earlier histories of this period in film and reveals the complexity and swiftly changing nature of American silent cinema. Beginning with sound practices before cinema's first decade and continuing through to the more familiar sound practices of the 1920s, Rick Altman discusses the variety of sound strategies and how early cinema exhibitors used these strategies to differentiate their products.