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Sound Cultures in Indian Cinema
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The Making of Alam Ara


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Title

The Making of Alam Ara

Subject

Talkies

Description

B.D Garga writes about the making of Imperial Film Co.’s ‘Alam Ara’, the first talkie produced in India and his conversations with Ardeshir Irani, the director. Irani mentions his inspiration as Universal’s ‘Show Boat’ a 40% talkie. Irani and Rustom Bharucha picked up rudiments of sound recording from Wilford Deming Jr. who assembled the Tanar single system recording equipment at the Imperial studio. Irani mentions the lack of soundproof stages and the restrictions posed by the proximity of the studio to the railway tracks, to circumvent which they shot around the night time. The article as it appears in Cinema Vision India has an advertisement of Tanar single system recording device.

Creator

B.D Garga

Source

Cinema Vision India

Publisher

Cinema Vision India, Vol.1, No.2, April 1980, pp.11-12

Date

1980-04

Contributor

The Media Lab

Format

jpeg

Language

Eng

Type

Document

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Original Format

Paper

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Collection

Citation

B.D Garga, "The Making of Alam Ara," in Sound Cultures in Indian Cinema, Item #1, http://sounds.medialabju.org/items/show/1 (accessed June 23, 2018).

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