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 Post subject: Re: Plantation Act Starring Al Jolson, 1926
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:49 am 
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Phototone wrote:
marcapra wrote:
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Allmost all talkies made after mid-1929 were also lip-synced.


This statement must be a typo. Are you really saying that all movies in the 30s and 40s were lip-synced? Doesn't make any sense.


All musical numbers, particularly involving a big production number were indeed pre-recorded under ideal conditions and then the performers danced and cavorted to the soundtrack which was played back on set as they performed. I am not talking about standard dialog scenes.


Orchestras and choruses were expensive: better to use a pre-recorded track, when you might have to do multiple takes to get the scene right.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Plantation Act Starring Al Jolson, 1926
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:25 am 
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Lucius1958 wrote:
Orchestras and choruses were expensive: better to use a pre-recorded track, when you might have to do multiple takes to get the scene right.

Bill



From the days of early television: A show got a letter- "I know your show is live, but surely the opening number each week is on film". Before they could reply they got another- "Cancel my question...someone just fell down"


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