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  1. it would seem that political correctness overshadowed what appears to be a phenominal film, though the subject matter is not to my taste, the techniques used are still used today and i dont think it is regonized widely enough for its influence on hollywood, because of its non P.C content it is very difficult to find work on it that isn't biased towards to race issue rather than its artistic quality.
  2. thank you, it sounds like you have already faced the hurdles i have, so far i have more than enough books to keep me going, but none really face the question on how succesful these films were leading hollywood on to sound, i have sort of concluded the B.O.A.N was the most succesful film of its day, but i believe that the jazz singer was the film that gave hollywood the confidence to invest in sound... Any help is gartefully appreciated, i have struggled to find anyone who appreciates and understands this era of film in a buisness context or otherwise....
  3. Hi, Im writing my dissertation on the birth of the talkies, and the commercial success of silent films, and i was curious of your opinions on the question 'was the jazz singer the birth of commercial cinema', and was D. W. Griffiths 'The birth of a nation' the most succesful silent film of all time. Silent films were hugley succesful but i have struggled to find much info on where to find details of their financial success, any help or interest would be appreciated, i have fallen in love with silent films...
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