Abstract

Charlie Chaplin’s statement on sound is a defense of silent cinema as a universal language. Much like the avant-garde filmmakers of the time, and philosophers such as Rudolf Arnheim, who published Film als Kunst (Film as Art) a year later, Chaplin argued that simply adding sound to motion pictures takes away from their specificity and their ability to communicate across languages and, indeed, nations.

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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520957411
Related ISBN
9780520276741
MARC Record
OCLC
894795921
Pages
504
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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