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oct 6, 1927 - The Jazz Singer

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-The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. As the first feature-length motion picture with not only a synchronized recorded music score, but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences.

-Its release heralded the commercial ascendance of sound films and the decline of the silent film era.

-In total, the movie contains barely two minutes worth of synchronized talking, much or all of it improvised. The rest of the dialogue is presented through the caption cards.

-In 1998, the film was chosen in voting conducted by the American Film Institute as one of the best American films of all time, ranking at number ninety.

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oct 6, 1927
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~ 91 years ago

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