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American History During The Age Of The Silent Motion Picture Camera, Beginning With The Gilded Age And Ending With The Great Depression, Hosted And Narrated By E. G. Marshall In This Complete 1983 TV Documentary Series! All 12 Half-Hour Episodes Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 3 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #AmericanDiary #EGMarshall #AmericanHistory #USHistory #HistoryOfTheUS #Silents #SilentMovies #SilentFilms #SilentEra #HistoryOfFilm #TheGildedAge #1890s #The1890s #GayNineties #NaughtyNineties #SpanishAmericanWar #The1900s #1900s #LaBelleEpoque #TurnOfTheCentury #FinDeSiecle #The1910s #1910s #NinteenTeens #NineteenAughts #WorldWarI #WorldWarOne #WorldWar1 #WWI #WW1 #FirstWorldWar #FirstEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #BetweenTheWars #InterwarPeriod #CausesOfWorldWarII #CausesOfWWII #RoadToWar #AgeOfBallyhoo #RoaringTwenties #GoldenTwenties #JazzAge #20s #The20s #1920s #The1920s #Twenties #TheTwenties #30s #The30s #1930s #The1930s #GreatDepression #NewDeal #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Epi. 1: New Beginnings 1895-1904 | Epi. 2: The Brave New Age 1903-1912 | Epi. 3: Winds Of Change 1912-1916 | Epi. 4: Clouds Of War 1916-1917
Epi. 5: The Great Campaign 1917-1918) | Epi. 6: The Price Of Peace 1917-1918 | Epi. 7: The Rites Of Passage 1919-1920 | Epi. 8: The Best Of Times 1920-1924
Epi. 9: Coming Of Age 1924-1928 | Epi. 10: Power And Prejudice 1926-1928 | Epi. 11: The Tarnished Dream 1929-1931 | Epi. 12: The Passing Storm 1931-1933
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no audible dialogue). Though silent films convey narrative and emotion visually, various plot elements (such as a setting or era) or key lines of dialogue may, when necessary, be conveyed by the use of title cards. The term "silent film" is something of a misnomer, as these films were almost always accompanied by live sounds. During the silent era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist-or even, in large cities, a small orchestra-would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation. Sometimes a person would even narrate the intertitle cards for the audience. Though at the time the technology to synchronize sound with the film did not exist, music was seen as an essential part of the viewing experience. The term is also frequently used to describe sound-era films that have a recorded music-only soundtrack without dialogue, such as City Lights and The Artist. The term silent film is a retronym-a term created to retroactively distinguish something. Early sound films, starting with The Jazz Singer in 1927, were variously referred to as the "talkies", "sound films", or "talking pictures". The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. Within a decade, the widespread production of silent films for popular entertainment had ceased, and the industry had moved fully into the sound era, in which movies were accompanied by synchronized sound recordings of spoken dialogue, music and sound effects. Most early motion pictures are considered lost because the nitrate film used in that era was extremely unstable and flammable. Additionally, many films were deliberately destroyed because they had negligible continuing financial value in this era. It has often been claimed that around 75 percent of silent films produced in the US have been lost, though these estimates may be inaccurate due to a lack of numerical data.