The First Talking Movie!

Matt Sullivan

The Jazz Singer

The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release made the very popular of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era. Directed by Gordon Hollingshead and Alan Crosland


What's a talkie?

Talkies are films which include dialogue, music, and other forms of sound. Although the vast majority of films today are talkies, when “talking films,” as they were called, were first introduced, they attracted a great deal of public commentary and concern. In addition to radically reshaping the motion picture industry, especially in Hollywood, talkies also had a profound impact on the technology used to record and play back audio material, and the rise of the talkies had some interesting unintended consequences.


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