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The Conversion to Sound of the Kingsway and the Ideal Cinemas in King's Heath, 1929-1932
Business records constitute a fundamental source of primary empirical evidence, which illuminate the granular details that collectively form wider regional and national trends. Their rarity has meant that each discovery ...
'The Americanisation of England’ Anti- American sentiment and the arrival of the Talkies'
The arrival of synchronised sound films in Britain between 1928 and 1930 gave a boost to the anti-American sentiment that had been bubbling under the surface for some time. Hollywood films had dominated the British box ...
Okay for Sound? The reception of the early Talkies in Britain
A review of the various ways in which early sound films were received in Britain from the popular press, to fan magazines, literary critics, public intellectuals and modernist writers like Dorothy Richardson. The reception ...
The problem of the female voice: Women working in the transition between silent and sound film in Britain
This 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 ...
A Cottage on Dartmoor (Anthony Asquith, UK, 1929)
A presentation prior to a public screening at the MacRobert's Arts Centre at the University of Stirling as part of the British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound symposium 23-24 May 2016