International Modernism's Struggle with Sound
This chapter discusses the opposition among modernist writers to the addition of sound to film, using as particular example the early film journal, Close Up, edited in part by the poet HD. It shows how the cosmopolitanism possible for silent film fostered the notion that film imagery constituted a universal language. Within this utopian hope there was a complex resistance to the foreign and even the international itself that appears particularly in portrayals of race.
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