Enormous Human Voice Movie House Organ



Original article here.

This seems to me a vivid example of a massively clever technology that totally missed out on the future train. Adding sound capture to film stock itself made this huge device totally obsolescent overnight.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 06, 2016
     Category: Movies | Technology | 1920s

I don't see this as progress. Sound tracks have been amplified to rock concert levels, especially for the crash, bang boom action films. It seems that many movie directors use sound to cover up for poor films and lack of talent.

Just watch any Michael Bay film.
Posted by KDP on 06/06/16 at 02:40 PM
We still have a Grande Page organ that rises up. I played it once when Buddy Nolan (Lawrence Welk Show) was here for a performance. It has many special sound devices.


There is a delay between pressing a key and the sound you hear. It takes a special talent to play it in sync to the silent movies.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/06/16 at 05:05 PM
I expected to see a comment from you here BD. You have many hidden talents sweetie.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/06/16 at 11:42 PM
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