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    early, material, involved, synchronized and available.
  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 9 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 8 2019.
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A marvelous look at what that cavalier genius Edison could accomplish. The Kinetaphone sound could surpass the early sound feat...  Read More

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Anybody how is interested in the history of film should skip this video it contains all 9 historical Edison's Kinetophone films...  Read More

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This DVD is an excellent production of the remaining examples of early Edison sound synchronized films and serves an excellent ...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It's incredible to imagine that talking pictures were produced and exhibited in 1913, the year before charlie chaplin entered films.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Even more than in the early vitaphone shorts, the kinetophone captures a manner of stage performance that would rapidly fall out of favor as film acting became more natural.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Plus there's a brief (less than 30 minutes) documentary about the films that spells out their rise and fall.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Of course, watching the films themselves demonstrates exactly why they never progressed beyond exciting novelty status.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Along with the aforementioned acting style, the camera out of necessity had to be locked in place and the actor's movements restricted to within that frame if they wanted to be heard.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The end result was nothing remotely cinematic.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Edison tried to combine two of his inventions, the phonograph and a movie projector, to have movies with sound.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This involved two people, one to operate the projector and the other to run the record player.

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