THE STORY OF FILM: THE ARRIVAL OF SOUND
SAT 2 MAY @ 1PM | Arc Cinema | FREE
2011 | TBC | 60 mins | DCP | UK | D: Mark Cousins
We see how the coming of sound to films in the 1930s upended everything.
We watch the birth of new genres - screwball comedies, gangster pictures, horror films, westerns and musicals - and discover a master of most of them: Howard Hawks.
In England Alfred Hitchcock hits his stride and French directors become masters of mood. And we discover that three of the great films of 1939 - The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind and Ninotchka - have something in common.