The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943)

  |  Short, History


This short traces the history of sound in the movies, beginning with French scientist Leon Scott's experiments in 1857.


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22 January 2010 | MartinHafer
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| A nice overview of sound movies.
This short was included with the DVD set for "The Jazz Singer"--with two of the three DVDs containing wonderful extras about early sound films. This 1943 short essentially covers most of the material that is covered more in depth and in a more interesting manner in "The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk"--a truly wonderful 85 minute film about the history of sound films. This short is only about 20 minutes and seems a bit rushed and superficial--but it does show a few really nice clips from the earliest sound films--more even than were in "The Dawn of Sound". My advice is that if you must see one film, see "The Dawn of Sound" but if you are a crazy film nut like me, see them both--they are both exceptionally interesting and important films.

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