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The transition to sound

by Kate Fortmueller

Although The Jazz Singer has sound, it still uses intertitles to communicate basic information. Like many early sound films it seems like a silent film punctuated by moments of sound. This clip (Jolson singing Blue Skies) is an example of how sound was integrated into the narrative.

The Jazz Singer (1927) - Blue Skies

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Al Jolson performs Blue Skies.

from The Jazz Singer (1927)
Creator: Alan Crosland
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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