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The Cinema and Its ShadowRace and Technology in Early Cinema$
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Alice Maurice

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816678044

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816678044.001.0001

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“Cinema at Its Source”

“Cinema at Its Source”

Synchronizing Race and Sound in the Early Talkies

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The Cinema and Its Shadow
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Alice Maurice

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678044.003.0005

In chapter four, we see how the discourse surrounding the early talkies relied on the “black voice” to once again unite shadow and substance at a moment of technological vulnerability—when audiences were experiencing a crisis of faith in cinema.

Keywords:   Cinema, Race, Technology, Body, Shadow, Rhetoric, Image, Performance

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