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Sound Recording for the Cinematograph

    Naturevolume 134page260 (1934) | Download Citation



    THE improvement in the quality of recorded sound during the past five or six years has been very rapid. During that time the silent film has been almost entirely superseded by the ‘talkie’ in the cinema. Dr. C. E. K. Mees, in the Sir Henry Trueman Wood Memorial Lecture delivered before the Royal Society of Arts on May 16, said that the introduction of sound recording to the cinema has influenced every part of the motion picture industry. While it will be readily appreciated that the various developments of the mechanisms for recording and reproducing pictures and sound have in themselves been very extensive, striking changes have also been made in other things, such as the design of theatres and the kind of play which may successfully be filmed.

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