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Sound Cultures in Indian Cinema
The Media Lab : Jadavpur University

 

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Advertisement of Sagar Movietone’s “super talkies” in the Cinema. The advert highlights “clear recording, able direction, scientific singing” etc., as the hallmarks of Sagar’s super talkies. Prominently, the advert foregrounds Mirabai…
 

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Fezi Sound System was used for Elephanta Movietone’s 1932 talkie Pakdaman Raqasa or Innocent Dancing Girl directed by Shah G. Agha. Nazir Mohammad himself recorded the sound, and the film was advertised for distributors and exhibitors as one with…
 

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Advertisements of film Imperial Film Co.’s Sulochana featuring Sulochana and D. Billimoria emphasized their swadeshi nature and their independence from foreign aid .
 

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Wilford Deming Jr.’s ‘Hollywood Looks at India’ debuts as a feature in Varieties Weekly. The article focuses on the experiences in Indian cinema industry that Deming Jr. has had as an expert on sound recording, which prompted him to concede…
 

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An advertisement that offers R.C.A reproduction equipment in cinema houses that would convert them into talkie houses in a matter of two hours. The complete double set of R.C.A talkie projectors with operators is offered on hire by the New Theatres…