Talkies referenced in late silents.

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Talkies referenced in late silents.

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:40 pm

Last night I watched Ozu's THAT NIGHT'S WIFE (1930), a silent which featured posters fror at least two talkies, BROADWAY SCANDALS (1929) and a Walter Huston one which I couldn't make out. I was reminded of another Ozu silent, WOMAN OF TOKYO (1933), where the characters watch IF I HAD A MILLION and A COTTAGE ON DARTMOOR (1930) which has characters watching a talkie, although in this case, the scene originally had sound on disc.

Anything else like that???

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Re: Talkies referenced in late silents.

Unread post by boblipton » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:48 pm

It's been a while since I saw Cottage on Dartmoor, but wasn't the point of that sequence how much the people loved the silent movie they saw (a Harold Lloyd?) and disliked the talkie?

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Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:37 pm

Likewise a few years since I watched COTTAGE, and think you're correct there...

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Re: Talkies referenced in late silents.

Unread post by Big Silent Fan » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:19 am

boblipton wrote:It's been a while since I saw Cottage on Dartmoor, but wasn't the point of that sequence how much the people loved the silent movie they saw (a Harold Lloyd?) and disliked the talkie?

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Not exactly.
Everyone was excited about the new 'talkies' and when we see the cinema sequence, it shows how there was a combination of Sound and Silent films shown, one Silent apparently a Harold Lloyd comedy since someone in the audience wearing glasses resembled Lloyd.

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Re: Talkies referenced in late silents.

Unread post by Rodney » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:02 am

Big Silent Fan wrote:
boblipton wrote:It's been a while since I saw Cottage on Dartmoor, but wasn't the point of that sequence how much the people loved the silent movie they saw (a Harold Lloyd?) and disliked the talkie?

Bob
Not exactly.
Everyone was excited about the new 'talkies' and when we see the cinema sequence, it shows how there was a combination of Sound and Silent films shown, one Silent apparently a Harold Lloyd comedy since someone in the audience wearing glasses resembled Lloyd.
Yes, but in the "talkie" portion of the entertainment, we see the audience complaining about how they can't understand what anyone is saying because the audio is so terrible.
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Re: Talkies referenced in late silents.

Unread post by Clem Dickey » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:22 pm

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:Last night I watched Ozu's THAT NIGHT'S WIFE (1930), a silent which featured posters fror at least two talkies [...]
Anything else like that???
I remember movie posters in Ozu's Dragnet Girl (1933), and IMDB says that Dragnet Girl has posters for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and The Champ (1931).

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Re: Talkies referenced in late silents.

Unread post by boblipton » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:39 am

Clem Dickey wrote:
earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:Last night I watched Ozu's THAT NIGHT'S WIFE (1930), a silent which featured posters fror at least two talkies [...]
Anything else like that???
I remember movie posters in Ozu's Dragnet Girl (1933), and IMDB says that Dragnet Girl has posters for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and The Champ (1931).
I can confirm the French poster for All Quiet on the Western Front. I noticed Beery's name on another poster, but not the title.

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