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Incredibly well written ,full of fascinating stories and as entertaining as John Grisham a total page turner. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Willy Vanderkolk
I purchased the book due to it's technical approach to motion picture sound. I didn't expect the depth that Eyman would provide into the actual history of the times. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Roy Nollkamper
Terrible book, poorly researched, not fact checked, basically a.........(see title of review). I hope this guy never writes another book.Published 17 months ago by Burt Kirkham
Scott Eyman has written a lot of great Hollywood books and this is among his best. This examination of an era that has generated more than its share of myths and misinformation... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joel Canfield
The history of the introduction of sound in movies, the rivalry between the two systems of Fox Movietone and Vitaphone and Warner and finally prevailed as one over the other. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Eric Mascarin Perigault
This title is an excellent look at an important transitional era in Hollywood history. It's a very detailed overview of what were perhaps the most critical years in the development... Read morePublished on June 5, 2011 by William D. Ferry
I read books mostly for pleasure, so a large degree of how I rate books is based on how interesting I find them. Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by jomojomo
"The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution" examines the rapid transition from silent to sound films that transformed the American film industry between 1926 and... Read morePublished on March 8, 2008 by mirasreviews
A history of the transition from silent cinema to sound, this book was much better than I expected, mostly because Eyman spends a lot of time on the technical details, which of... Read morePublished on September 19, 2004 by Clyde A. Warden Jr.