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Williams, A. (1992). Historical and theoretical issues in the coming of recorded sound to the cinema. In R. Altman (Ed.), Sound Theory Sound Practice (pp. 126–137). New York: Routledge. 
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Resource type: Book Article
BibTeX citation key: Williams1992
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Categories: Film Music/Sound, History
Keywords: Film sound, History
Creators: Altman, Williams
Publisher: Routledge (New York)
Collection: Sound Theory Sound Practice
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Williams equates the sudden success of 1929 talkies (after 3 decades of recorded sound syncronisation attempts) to the contemporary decline in the public's taste for melodrama. Sound brought about the decline of German Expressionism.

Also, some discussion of linguistic hegemony (English) brought about by sound cinema. One of the reasons, apparently, why the advent of sound did not change the Hollywood model of cinema that much but did dramatically change European cinema. (Taken up in the next essay by Nataa Ďurovičovᮩ
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