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Friday, March 26 • 9:15am - 11:30pm
Can You Hear Me Now? 🎥Hollywood’s Transition from Silents to Sound 🔊🎙️ #OnDemand

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At first, they were called "flickers" ... "actualities" ... and entertainment for "common folk." Then they grew in stature. Bold epics, poignant dramas, slapstick clowns - and MOVIE STARS!! So why did Hollywood then proceed to tamper with success and reinvent the wheel by adding sound? What did "talking pictures" do for both the art and the business sides of the film industry? And what does Singin' in the Rain have to do with it? Hey, we may not have much playing in movie theaters right now, but there's plenty of older stuff to discover. As Lauren Bacall famously said, "It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it."

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Frank Mandosa

English/Film Theory Classroom Teacher, Medfield High School
An English and Film teacher at Medfield High School since 2002, I also have been giving talks and hosting trivia nights on a wide variety of film-related topics at public libraries, community centers, senior living facilities, and private parties since 2012. Ranging from the light-hearted... Read More →

Friday March 26, 2021 9:15am - 11:30pm EDT
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