Synchronous Sound… The Jazz Singer (1927)

The Jazz SingerOften referred to as the first ‘Talking Picture’ which is incorrect, ‘Singer’ was actually the first to utilize Synchronous Sound sewing everything together and creating the best of ‘The Talkies’ at the time.

I viewed this film on the big screen during Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary celebration which toured the country. If you can see it on-screen, I recommend it. A great technological achievement and a massive leap forward for the film industry, it also began the downfall of the Silent Era stars who couldn’t adapt and the birth of the ‘Dream Factories’ in Hollywood’s greatest age.

Jazz Singer in theatres

3 Stars


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