American Film Short Subjects and the Industry's Transition to Sound

Show simple item record Bradley, Edwin M. 2016-05-09T16:29:44Z 2016-05-09T16:29:44Z 2001-11-12
dc.description.abstract The first sections of this study will document and explain the development of sound motion pictures in Hollywood by such influential companies as Warner Bros, and Fox, with an emphasis on short subjects, leading up to the first few months when all of the major studios were capable of producing them. Then it will deal with specific aspects of the pre-1931 sound short subject -- its impact on vaudeville and other mass entertainments, the flowering of newsreels and other non-fiction shorts, and the development of sound animated subjects. The author has viewed a representative number of shorts, researched contemporary accounts such as trade publications and newspapers, and examined secondary sources such as books and magazine articles.
dc.subject motion pictures
dc.subject film industry
dc.subject short film
dc.subject silent films
dc.subject sound films
dc.title American Film Short Subjects and the Industry's Transition to Sound
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.thesisdegreename Master's
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline College of Arts and Sciences: Liberal Studies
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan
dc.contributor.committeemember Svoboda, Frederic
dc.contributor.committeemember Rubenstein, Bruce A.
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Flint
dc.identifier.uniqname bedwin
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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