The Coming of Sound
By (author) Douglas Gomery
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Coming of Sound by Douglas Gomery
Book DescriptionThe coming of sound to film was an event whose importance can hardly be overestimated; sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry but all of world cinema as well. As economic and film historian Douglas Gomery explains, the business of film became not only bigger but much more complex. As sound spread its power, the talkies became an agent of economic and social change through the globe, extending America's reach in ways that had never before been imaginable. This is an essential work for anyone interested in early film, film history and economics, and the history of the American media.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415969017
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas Gomery
History of Broadcasting in the United States, Hardback (March 2008)
This powerful history of broadcasting in the United States goes beyond traditional accounts to explore the field's important social, political, and cultural ramifications. It examines how broadcasting has been organized as a business throughout much of the 20th century, and focuses on the aesthetics of programming over the years.
Television Industries, Hardback (May 2006)
Attempts to provide an insight into the inner workings of the television industry. This book focuses on the essential elements of the industry: the policy and regulatory frameworks; and the swiftly changing world of video production technology, all of which provides the backdrops against which broadcasters shape and sell their products.
Hollywood Studio System, Hardback (July 2005)
The Hollywood Studio System is the first book to describe and analyse the complete development, classic operation, and reinvention of the global corporate entities which produce and distribute most of the films we watch.
Who Owns the Media?, Paperback (July 2000)» View all books by Douglas Gomery
Tackles the question of media ownership. This title chronicles the myriad changes in the media industry and the factors contributing to these changes. It examines how the media industry is being reshaped by technological forces in the various segments, as well as by social and cultural reactions to these forces.
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Author Biography - Douglas Gomery
Douglas Gomery, one of the leading economic historians of film, is Professor in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Among his books are The Media in America and (as coauthor) Who Owns the Media?
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