A special program by Carlo Montanaro
The first form of experiments with motion pictures derived from the phonograph. So, it was a mix of sound and video. However, the technology had to have passed through thousands of inventions (bruiteur/noisemaker) before sound cinema, with the further addition of color, became reality. While some experiments with inserting optical code directly on the film were still taking place (Theodore Case), it is the synchronization between the projector and the record player that has sent home The Jazz Singer, musicians and orchestras, thus celebrating the most radical and bold conquest of the cinema techniques, which, accompanied by music, started to “speak”.
1894 Dikson Experimental sound film starring W.K.L.Dikson Kinetografo Edison 40” ca
1900 Cyrano de Bergerac by Clément Maurice 2’
1905 Alice Guy turne une phonoscène sur le théâtre de pose des Buttes-Chaumont 1’ 40”
1905 Question indiscrete by Alice Guy 2’47
1908 Lucia di Lammermoor with Enrico Caruso, Georges Mendel 4’
1913 Nursery Favorites by Allen Ramsey, Edison Kinetophone 5’ 30”
1923 Snappy tunes with Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle (deforrest phonofilm) 1’ 02”
1924 Tramp Tramp Tramp by Max and Dave Fleischer (deforrest phonofilm) 4’
1924 Theodore Case and the Movietone 30”
1925 Gus Visser and his Singing Duck by Theodore Case, Movietone 1’30”
192… bruiteur 1’ 20”
1926 Jazz Singer trailer Vitaphone (original version, French intertitles) 7’
Special thanks to: Archivio Carlo Montanaro and La fabbrica del vedere.