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The Evolution of Film Sound Technology: Q&A with 'A Century of Sound' Co-Creator Robert Gitt

Hal Roach looks on as technicians install Vitaphone equipment in his studio screening room, ca. 1928. (Click on the image to enlarge it.) 'A Century of Sound': Q&A with former UCLA Preservation Officer Robert Gitt about the evolution of film sound technology Long before multi-track Dolby stereo and digital sound technology, there were the Kinetophone and the Vitaphone systems – not to mention organ and piano players at movie houses. Much of that is discussed in A Century of Sound, which chronicles the evolution of film sound from the late 19th century to the mid-1970s. A Century of Sound has been split into two parts, with a third installment currently in the planning stages. They are: Vol. 1, “The Beginning, […]


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The Evolution of Film Sound Technology: Q&A with 'A Century of Sound' Co-Creator Robert Gitt



Robert Pattinson News: From 'The Triumph of Mediocrity' to Iraq War & Dystopian Future

Robert Pattinson news: Eclectic film projects June 26, '12, update: In Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's Bel Ami, a movie adaptation (written by Rachelle Bennette) of Guy de Maupassant's 19th-century novel, Robert Pattinson (photo) plays Georges Duroy, a former soldier who climbs to the top of Parisian society by having sex with the right women (Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci). The nickname “Bel Ami” (“Beautiful / Handsome Friend”) is given to Duroy by the young daughter of one of his lovers. (Please scroll down to check out the Bel Ami movie featurette.) North American reviews for Bel Ami (shot in 2010, but released this year) have been overwhelmingly negative. The period drama has a dismal 9 percent approval […]


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Robert Pattinson News: From 'The Triumph of Mediocrity' to Iraq War & Dystopian Future



Bella Wedding Dress Behind-the-Scenes Video + 'Twilight' Series on TV?

Bella Wedding Dress: Pomp & circumsntace as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson tie the knot in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1.' Bella's wedding: Behind the scenes Feb. 1, '12: The The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 video below (please scroll down) shows a couple of brief behind-the-scenes moments from Edward and Bella's wedding (played by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). Also in the video, from the Breaking Dawn - Part 1 DVD Special Wedding Feature, director Bill Condon explains that he shot the scene through Bella's emotional viewpoint – even while using the camera objectively, i.e., we see Bella walking down the aisle instead of seeing the aisle and everything else through Bella's eyes as she approaches Edward. […]


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Bella Wedding Dress Behind-the-Scenes Video + 'Twilight' Series on TV?