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The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930 by [Scott Eyman]
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''An indispensable and long overdue piece of film history. The Speed of Sound is also a page-turner of a story.'' -- Baltimore Sun

''Eyman is particularly good at conveying the beauty of the fully developed art that was silent cinema . . . Eyman tells this story with wit and skill, detailing a surprisingly overlooked but crucial period in Hollywood history.'' -- Kirkus Reviews

''Much film writing is either sappy or esoteric, but this book is accessible, well written, humorous and informed.'' -- AudioFile

''Eyman captures the tenor and the terror of the times...A fascinating account of what Eyman terms the destruction of one great art and the creation of another.' '' --Booklist

''Eyman combines a historian's zeal for detail and context with a storyteller's talent for the perfect illustrative anecdote . . . A remarkable book that belongs in every film history collection.'' --Library Journal

''Anyone with an interest in accurate film history or a desire to know what really happened in the era of the transition to sound would enjoy this book. You ain't read nothing like it yet.'' --Washington Post --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Review

''An indispensable and long overdue piece of film history. The Speed of Sound is also a page-turner of a story.'' -- Baltimore Sun

''Eyman is particularly good at conveying the beauty of the fully developed art that was silent cinema . . . Eyman tells this story with wit and skill, detailing a surprisingly overlooked but crucial period in Hollywood history.'' -- Kirkus Reviews

''Much film writing is either sappy or esoteric, but this book is accessible, well written, humorous and informed.'' -- AudioFile

''Eyman captures the tenor and the terror of the times...A fascinating account of what Eyman terms the destruction of one great art and the creation of another.' '' --Booklist

''Eyman combines a historian's zeal for detail and context with a storyteller's talent for the perfect illustrative anecdote . . . A remarkable book that belongs in every film history collection.'' --Library Journal

''Anyone with an interest in accurate film history or a desire to know what really happened in the era of the transition to sound would enjoy this book. You ain't read nothing like it yet.'' --Washington Post --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B001D1Y5EC
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (13 March 1997)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 3782 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 440 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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