Sight, Sound, and Sunshine.: Tampa, Hell Harbor, and the Making of Modern Cinema

Author:   Kevin J Martinez
Publisher:   Authorship Media, LLC.
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9780578621920


Pages:   186
Publication Date:   01 January 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Sight, Sound, and Sunshine.: Tampa, Hell Harbor, and the Making of Modern Cinema


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During the last year of the Roaring Twenties, when the use of sound in motion pictures was in its nascent stages, Director Henry King selected Tampa, Florida as the proving ground for an audacious and innovative cinematic experiment. His vision was to film an all-talking adaptation of Rida Johnson-Young's novel, Out of the Night. This would be the first movie filmed entirely on location, utilizing the latest in sound technology. The end result would be Hell Harbor, a motion picture that defied the conventional norms of filmmaking, broke artistic and cultural barriers, and proved that quality features could be produced on location with audio excellence. While King worked on his celluloid opus, the people of Tampa welcomed the performers; absorbing the glamour and excitement that filmdom's most notable names brought to their city. Sight, Sound, and Sunshine tells the story of a film that was ground-breaking in its 1929 production values, but today has been nearly forgotten; eclipsed by the very standards that it set in the use of sound recording and photography. It also recounts a time in Florida when the dream city of Hollywood set up a suburb in Tampa and changed it forever.

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Author:   Kevin J Martinez
Publisher:   Authorship Media, LLC.
Imprint:   Authorship Media, LLC.
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.223kg
ISBN:  

9780578621920


ISBN 10:   0578621924
Pages:   186
Publication Date:   01 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Kevin J. Martinez graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A.in Political Science, and would go on to build a career as a financial advisor specializing in the options market. In 2011 he authored The Book on Put Option Writing, which detailed the mechanizations and strategies involved in selling equity contracts. Kevin is a Life Member of the University of South Florida Alumni Association and has served as president to a number of civic organizations. A voracious reader and movie enthusiast, he is currently working on his next writing project.

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