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Henry Fonda Narrates This First-Ever TV Documentary Retrospective Of Hollywood! Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1962, 46 Minutes.) #Hollywood #HollywoodTheFabulousEra #FabulousEraOfHollywood #HenryFonda #ClassicalHollywoodCinema #ClassicalHollywoodNarrative #ClassicHollywoodCinema #GoldenAgeOfHollywood #OldHollywood #Talkies #Soundies #AlJolson #TheJazzSinger #TheLightsOfNewYork #LightsOfNewYork #BusbyBerkeley #Heavies #EdwardGRobinson #JimmyCagney #SexSymbols #MaeWest #JeanHarlow #ShirleyTemple #MickeyRooney #ClarkGable #JimmyStewart #USOShows #BobHope #WideScreensMovies #ScienceFictionMovies #HorrorMovies #MovieSpectaculars #MarlonBrando #MarilynMonroe #TonyCurtis #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Cinema #AmericanCinema #CinemaOfTheUS #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
The Talking Pictures Era of Classical Hollywood Cinema begins with Al Jolson's ''The Jazz Singer'' and the first all-talking motion picture ''The Lights Of New York'' through the ranks of the silent stars that were able to transition to talkies to the first sound movie stars; the birth of the musical motion picture and the productions of Busby Berkeley; the movie heavies like Edward G. Robinson and Jimmy Cagney; sex symbols like Mae West and Jean Harlow; family entertainment stars like Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney; the development of comedy and drama; male hearthrobs like Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart; the World War II years; the USO shows of Bob Hope; the threat of television and the cinema's reaction with wide screens, science fiction, horror and movie spectaculars; the next generation of stars like Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis; much more (Black and White, 46 Minutes, All Regions DVD Format).
A Sound Film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. The first known public exhibition of projected sound films took place in Paris in 1900, but decades passed before sound motion pictures were made commercially practical. Reliable synchronization was difficult to achieve with the early sound-on-disc systems, and amplification and recording quality were also inadequate. Innovations in sound-on-film led to the first commercial screening of short motion pictures using the technology, which took place in 1923. The primary steps in the commercialization of sound cinema were taken in the mid-to-late 1920s. At first, the sound films which included synchronized dialogue, known as "talking pictures", or "talkies", were exclusively shorts. The earliest feature-length movies with recorded sound included only music and effects. The first feature film originally presented as a talkie was The Jazz Singer, which premiered on October 6, 1927. A major hit, it was made with Vitaphone, which was at the time the leading brand of sound-on-disc technology. Sound-on-film, however, would soon become the standard for talking pictures. By the early 1930s, the talkies were a global phenomenon. In the United States, they helped secure Hollywood's position as one of the world's most powerful cultural/commercial centers of influence (see Cinema of the United States). In Europe (and, to a lesser degree, elsewhere), the new development was treated with suspicion by many filmmakers and critics, who worried that a focus on dialogue would subvert the unique aesthetic virtues of soundless cinema. In Japan, where the popular film tradition integrated silent movie and live vocal performance, talking pictures were slow to take root. Conversely, in India, sound was the transformative element that led to the rapid expansion of the nation's film industry.
Classical Hollywood Cinema is a term used in film criticism to describe both a narrative and visual style of filmmaking which became characteristic of American cinema between the 1910s (rapidly after World War I) and the 1960s. It eventually became the most powerful and pervasive style of filmmaking worldwide. Similar or associated terms include classical Hollywood narrative, the Golden Age of Hollywood, Old Hollywood, and classical continuity.