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 The Jazz Singer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jazz Singer is a 1927 U.S. movie musical notable for being the first feature-length motion picture with talking sequences.
The film opened the door to the evolution of sound film and signaled the end of the era of the silent film.
The rest of the film's soundtrack is instrumental musical accompaniment and sound effects, with most of the dialogue presented through the standard caption cards prevalent in silent movies of the era.
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 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: The Jazz Singer
Produced in 1927&; The Jazz Singer brought sound film to Hollywood.
The Jazz Singer recounts the story of Jakie Rabinowitz, the son of immigrant parents in New York, who is expected to succeed his father, as well as many ancestors, as the cantor in their synagogue.
Even though the music in the film is not, strictly speaking, jazz music, its does contain elements of jazz style, such as increased syncopation and a blues tonality.
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 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: The Jazz Singer
Between The Jazz Singer of 1927 and The Jazz Singer of 1980 more than 250 musicals were produced for the American cinema, both imports from Broadway and originals written directly for the screen.
In addition, The Jazz Singer is noted for introducing one of the earliest quintessential Jewish mothers on screen, played by Eugenie Besserer, a lead­ing character actress of the day who had ap­peared in more than 30 films by the time she played Mama Rabinowitz.
The first Jazz Singer, for example, ran into trouble right away when George Jessel, who played the role on Broadway and was signed to reprise it on film, had a major disagreement with the studio, Warner Broth­ers.
www.myjewishlearning.com /culture/Film/Film_TO/JazzSinger.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Jazz Singer (1927) at Epinions.com
This is a review of the original 1927 version of The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, and not the 1953 or 1980 remakes.
The film is mostly silent with traditional silent-film titles, but in moments with sound, viewers got to hear the cast members actually sing, and even speak, which was unusual for viewers of that particular time period.
People have often criticized this film for its use of "blackface" make-up, which was a Jolson trademark (and even worse, associating this film with The Birth of a Nation).
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 The Songs Of Shirley Bassey : Song info
Plot outline from the Internet of the film "The Jazz Singer" 1927 with Al Jolson as Jakie Rabinowitz (Jack Robin): Jake Rabinowitz, son of a Jewish Cantor runs away from home and become jazz singer Jack Robin.
From the soundtrack of the 1980 film "The Jazz Singer".
There were three versions with the title "The Jazz Singer":
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 National Yiddish Book Center - Winter Film Festival
During our Winter Film Festival, we will explore the diverse themes addressed in the film adaptations of the Sam Raphaelson play The Jazz Singer, from the famous 1927 version all the way to the 1980 pop music production.
Sunday, February 29, we will see the third film version of The Jazz Singer, starring pop singer Neil Diamond as Yussel Rabinowitz, the son of a cantor, who sings and writes songs for a black soul group and moves to California to find success through his music.
According to Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting, The Jazz Singer is more than a popular play or the first talking picture, it is a story that explores the “charged issues of patriarchal order, family obligation, secular success, assimilation, and racial identity in one melodramatic package”.
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 Movie Info for The Jazz Singer on MSN Movies
Pop singer Neil Diamond stars in this ill-begotten second remake of Al Jolson's seminal 1927 musical The Jazz Singer.
The film takes place in the present day with Yussel Rabinowitz (Neil Diamond) playing a young (though middle-aged looking) cantor performing at the synagogue of his father (Laurence Olivier).
The moth-eaten story concerns a cantor's son who desires success as a pop singer, despite the wishes of his imperious father.
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 Comparison of The Jazz Singer, 1927 and 1980
It was a landmark film, the first to use spoken dialogue synched with the film.
It has been known as the first "talkie", although the majority of the film utilized subtitles, and was primarily a "silent" movie.
Notice how differently Papa reacts in the 2 films.
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 the jazz singer 1980 composer
This is the plot synopsis of The Jazz Singer, the 1927 Warner Bros. film famous...
The NY Times review of The Jazz Singer, a Alan Crosland film starring Al Jolson...
Still, the 1980 remake of the Jazz Singer has as many moments as the original did.
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 Amazon.com: Jazz Singer (1980) (1980) : Video
Neil Diamond's film career began and ended with this hopeless turkey, which is an insult to the original play and the subsequent 1927 film with Jolson that changed the film business.
Not much jazz spoken in this 1980 version of the Jolson classic, directed by Richard Fleischer (The Vikings) and starring a very tentative Neil Diamond as a cantor's son who would rather sing commercially than in a synagogue.
The soundtrack is tedious, the portrait of L.A.'s music industry preposterous, and Diamond (despite his talents as a singer-songwriter in the real world) can't help but look like a speck on the wall in the presence of Laurence Olivier, who plays his father.
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 1927 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Academy Awards (Oscars) went to films released in 1927 or 1928.
October 6 - The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, is released.
Although not the first 'talkie', The Jazz Singer is the first big hit and popularizes sound motion pictures.
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 1927 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although not the first 'talkie', The Jazz Singer is the first big hit and popularizes sound motion pictures.
The first Academy Awards (Oscars) went to films released in 1927 or 1928.
January 10 - The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premieres.
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 1927
October 6 - The Jazz Singer opens and becomes a huge success, marking the end of the silent film era.
October 6 - The first talkie is released - ''The Jazz Singer'' starring Al Jolson
He was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Williams, Okla. He was a retired Pentecostal minister.
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 THE JAZZ SINGER
Warner Bros.' The Jazz Singer (1927) is an historic milestone film and cinematic landmark.
The Jazz Singer is only part-talkie with sound-synchronized, vocal musical numbers and accompaniment (The first all-talking picture was a gangster film- Warners' experimental entry with sound and dialogue was titled Lights of New York (1928).)
The Jazz Singer (1927) and San Francisco's Place in The Transition to Talkies.
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 Jazz Singer
The original 1927 version of THE JAZZ SINGER focused on the relationship between the young man and his mother; in this version, the role of the mother has been replaced by a traditional, religious wife.
Samson Raphaelson’s play about a talented singer’s attempts to break away from a restrictive religious family was first filmed in 1927--when it became the first talkie.
THE JAZZ SINGER features the film debut of pop singer-songwriter Neil Diamond.
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 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On The Jazz Singer
The first talking picture, "The Jazz Singer," (1927) was a blackface film starring Al Jolson.
He was the first to take a Broadway show on tour, first to make a talking feature film ("The Jazz Singer," 1927), first to entertain U.S. troops in three wars, first to make a long-playing record, and first to have two films made about his life.
The jazz singer, who made her name covering American standards, even includes a song called Departure Bay, an homage to the ferry ride from the mainland to her home on Vancouver Island.
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 The Jazz Singer (1927)
Warner Bros.' and director Alan Crosland's The Jazz Singer (1927) is an historic milestone film and cinematic landmark.
The film was remade twice: Warners' and director Michael Curtiz' The Jazz Singer (1952) with Danny Thomas (as Jerry Golding) and Peggy Lee (as Judy Lane), and director Richard Fleischer's The Jazz Singer (1980) with singer-songwriter Neil Diamond in the lead role as the cantor's son with legendary co-star Laurence Olivier as his father.
Audiences were wildly enthusiastic when America's favorite jazz singer and superstar Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson in 1886, not the first choice for the role, and played onstage by George Jessel) broke into song, ad-libbed extemporaneously with his mother at the piano, and proclaimed the famous line to introduce a musical number:
www.filmsite.org /jazz.html   (1236 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: The Jazz Singer
Between The Jazz Singer of 1927 and The Jazz Singer of 1980 more than 250 musicals were produced for the American cinema, both imports from Broadway and originals written directly for the screen.
In addition, The Jazz Singer is noted for introducing one of the earliest quintessential Jewish mothers on screen, played by Eugenie Besserer, a lead­ing character actress of the day who had ap­peared in more than 30 films by the time she played Mama Rabinowitz.
The first Jazz Singer, for example, ran into trouble right away when George Jessel, who played the role on Broadway and was signed to reprise it on film, had a major disagreement with the studio, Warner Broth­ers.
www.myjewishlearning.com /culture/Film/Film_TO/JazzSinger.htm   (1174 words)

  
 Talking Motion Pictures
Even though "The Jazz Singer" was not the first film to use sound, it proved to be the first one to use spoken dialogue as part of the dramatic action.
However, the premiere of "The Jazz Singer" in October of 1927 changed these opinions, and in doing so, changed the history of motion pictures forever.
A year after its release, Hollywood recognized the importance of "The Jazz Singer" with regard to motion picture history by honoring the film with a special Academy Award.
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 The Jazz Singer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jazz Singer is a 1927 U.S. movie notable for being the first ' talking motion picture ' to be widely commercially distributed.
The movie opened on October 6, 1927 and was a sensational box-office hit, proving to Hollywood (and to the world) that " talkies " were profitable.
The movie is one of those selected for preservation by the American National Film Registry as culturally significant.
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 Title: "The Jazz Singer" - Topics: U.S./1913-1929, Diversity & New York; Cinema; Music/Popular; Al Jolson; Kol Nidre; Jazz; Talkies; Assimilation
Age: 12+; Not Rated; Drama; 1927; 89 minutes; B and W. This movie tells the story of a young Jewish boy from a long line of cantors who breaks with family tradition to become a jazz singer.
"The Jazz Singer" was the first talking picture ever made.
Title: "The Jazz Singer" - Topics: U.S./1913-1929, Diversity and New York; Cinema; Music/Popular; Al Jolson; Kol Nidre; Jazz; Talkies; Assimilation
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 Barnes & Noble.com - The Jazz Singer -- Richard Fleischer - DVD - Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen
Pop singer Neil Diamond stars in this remake of Al Jolson's seminal 1927 musical The Jazz Singer.
This time, the cantor's son desires success as a pop -- not jazz -- singer, despite the wishes of his imperious father.
The film takes place in the present day with Yussel Rabinowitz (Neil Diamond) playing a young cantor performing at the synagogue of his father (Laurence Olivier).
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 The Jazz Singer - Store
The Jazz Singer made in 1927 was one of the first films to use sound and it is one of The greatest pictures ever made.
Other than a handful of experimental short films and a feature that added only music and sound effects to the motion picture experience, Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer" was the first film to feature sound.
The movie is about a young man named Jakie Robin who becomes a great singer, and is given a chance to sing on broadway,but he is torn between becoming a great singer on Broadway or becoming a great Jewish synagogue singer like his father.
www.markcarey.com /shopping/p/B00005JKSB   (303 words)

  
 The Jazz Singer [1980]
Back in 1927, The Jazz Singer entered the history books as the first true, sound-on-film talking picture, with Al Jolson uttering the immortal words, "You ain't heard nothing yet!" But even then it was a creakingly sentimental old yarn.
I bought the Jazz Singer DVD in Dublin a few days ago it's a hoary old cult classic with a very naturalistic performance from Neil Diamond in the title role coupled with some cracking tunes.
The Jazz Singer BADLY needs to be remastered for picture and sound.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Jazz Singer (1980) at Epinions.com
Neil Diamond's 1980 revision doesn't even mention the word Jazz nor is there any genuine jazz music (although there is a very cute "homage" to Jolson's original blackface routine), it's soft rock.
Your study of the Jazz Singer is not complete without seeing this historical inspiration for Samson Raphaelson's vaudeville character.
But even the original Jazz Singer was a remake of a (nearly) true story...
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 the jazz singer
Noah remarks that on this day in 1927, the era of talking pictures began with the opening of The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson.
Jazz Singer Sue Hart brings something fresh to the table with her own style of smooth jazz music, this jazz singer will capture your heart with her winning collection of songs.
Film historians and Jolson devotes have known for years that Al Jolson, who starred in the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer, was a shining star of the early silver screen.
www.sound-of-sounds.com /articles/17/the-jazz-singer.html   (303 words)

  
 Peggy Lee: bio and encyclopedia article
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In 1955, she played a despondent and alcoholic blues singer in Pete Kelly's Blues (Pete Kelly's Blues: pete kellys blues is a 1955 film directed by jack webb, who also acts in it,...
Pete Kelly's Blues (Pete Kelly's Blues: pete kellys blues is a 1955 film directed by jack webb, who also acts in it,...
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 musical film --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Although the technology for sound on film had been around for several years, it was not until The Jazz Singer (1927) that the public accepted this new medium.
The first musical film, The Jazz Singer (1927), starring Al Jolson, introduced the sound era of motion pictures.
Hollywood, however, treated the new music as a fad, which director Frank Tashlin spoofed in The Girl Can't Help It (1956), the story of a talentless singer (played by Jayne Mansfield) who is transformed into a...
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