(1) The transition from silent movies to talkies destroyed many actors' careers, as did the shift from black-and-white to color.(2) The talkies had arrived a decade earlier and, although British films were still popular, American culture was starting to influence us.(3) Just over 25 years later, the release of The Jazz Singer marked the advent of sound in the form of feature-length talkies , and film took an enormous leap in a new direction.(4) It's easy to understand why opponents of early talkies decried them as a step backward in the art of film-making when silent films had reached this level of wit and sophistication.(5) The short was produced in Hollywood in 1931-the early days of the talkies - when it was common practice for films to be cranked out in various language versions for foreign markets.(6) In the 1930s, monster movies were the staples of Universal Pictures' line-up, a cash cow as the industry metamorphosed from silent films to talkies .(7) Tune back to the early days of talkies , and remember an era before television.(8) Chaplin, with his unique popularity, was able to stretch his transition from silents to talkies over a decade and completed one successful talking film, The Great Dictator.(9) His best character - the loveable and naive Little Tramp, who spins his cane and trips over his shoes - epitomises what silent movies were about, before talkies took over the big screen.(10) Like most films of its day, Little Caesar reflects the awkward transition from the era of silents to the new age of talkies .(11) The films to be screened include silent films and talkies .(12) You only have to see a film such as Sunrise to realise why many people considered the coming of sound as a disaster and why early talkies were crude and ungainly.(13) Not only did he love every movie he saw, he loved every change in the technology of movies he witnessed, from the silent screen to talkies , from black-and-white to technicolor, from two-dimensional to three.(14) The film suffers from the wooden, stiff readings, the lengthy pauses, and the near-screaming that was common in the early talkies .(15) Almost immediately after the arrival of talkies , film songs came out as 78-rpm plates.(16) Like many early talkies , this film alternates between stretches of awkward pantomime and stretches of clumsy dialogue.