Movie History

1918’s 48-Phonograph Sound System Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

1918’s 48-Phonograph Sound System Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

Before the rise of synchronised sound in the late 1920s, cinema owners tried all kinds of different ways to get words and music into the movie-going experience. They brought in enormous orchestras, they built gigantic sound effects machines, and they even tried putting voice actors behind the screen who would…

We’ve Been Blaming Movies For Real-Life Crime For Over A Century

We’ve Been Blaming Movies For Real-Life Crime For Over A Century

The world’s talking heads love to blame real world crime on various forms of media. Whether it’s sexual video games, potty-mouth song lyrics, or violent movies, we’re led to believe that junk media creates deviance. But this is far from a new phenomenon. In fact, your great-great grandparents probably heard…