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Metropolisforever

Lights of New York (1928) - 80 Years

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This was the first all talkie feature film. The Jazz Singer was only part talkie, but this was the very first ALL TALKIE!

 

To do it justice, even though I have personally never seen the film myself, there should be a special 80th anniversary DVD released, with the film, bio of it, history leading up to it, and maybe some short talkie films of 1928 as well.

 

...any thoughts?

 

Maybe Turner Classic Movies will do it, as they have done with some others. This is an important part of American movie history, and should be better known. It may also be considered the first of a long string of gangster movies, although I believe there were a few made in the silent era.

 

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it's creaky but cutting some slack and seeing the FIRST all talkie is pretty amazing.... and Gladys Brockwell is quite good.... certainly worth a look.... and it was a HUGE hit in its day

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and GREED was 8 hours..... 60 minutes was AVERAGE or not much under

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