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dc.contributor.authorPorter, Laraineen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-16T10:20:52Z
dc.date.available2017-03-16T10:20:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-18
dc.identifier.citationPorter, L. (2017) The problem of the female voice: Women working in the transition between silent and sound film in Britain. Doing Women's Film and TV History III Conferenceen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/13630
dc.descriptionA presentation as part of the Doing Women's Film and TV History III Conference at Phoenix, Leicester in May 2016.en
dc.description.abstractThis presentation will look at the ways in which women in the British film industry contributed to the transition between silent and sound cinema. It will look at issues that affected their roles both in front of, and behind the camera as new sound technology took priority in production, post-production, exhibition and reception. However, it was largely male technicians, many trained by the BBC, who moved to the newly-equipped British cinema sound studios to develop their craft in what remains an overwhelmingly male-dominated area to this day. This paper will examine the conditions that led to this situation as silent cinema became voco-centric and the ‘men in brown coats’ arrived on the film set imparting the science and methods of sound recording.en
dc.subjectThe female voiceen
dc.subjectwomen and the British cinema industryen
dc.subject1920sen
dc.subjectthe talkiesen
dc.subjectregional accentsen
dc.subjectclassen
dc.subjectBritish silent cinema and the transition to sounden
dc.titleThe problem of the female voice: Women working in the transition between silent and sound film in Britainen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.researchgroupCinema and Television History Research Centreen
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dc.funderAHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)en
dc.projectidAH/L013800/1en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.researchinstituteCinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)en


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