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80 Years of Talkies

In October 1927, the release of the Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson marked the arrival of the first feature length 'talkie' and the movie business was revolutionised.

But did the arrival of synchronised speech in cinema lead to the tyranny of the spoken word? And what about spoken exchanges in theatre and novels? Matthew Sweet and guests ask if dialogue is overrated.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 1 Oct 2007 21:45

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