restricted access A Dialogue on Sound: A Manifesto (UK, 1934)

This manifesto by British director and producer Basil Wright, best known for Song of Ceylon (UK, 1934), and B. Vivian Braun, director of Beyond This Open Road (UK, 1934), argues for the orchestration of sound and decries the use of dialogue or natural sounds to simply anchor the image. The manifesto echoes some of the points raised by Chaplin but is also somewhat critical of the notion of contrapuntal sound put forth by the Soviets.