Monday, 6 October 2014: Mongoose vs Cobra vs the Warner Brothers

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on October 6th, 2014

mvsclogo…and the Warner sister, Dot, apparently.  On this day in 1927,  the Warners premiered The Jazz Singer, the first feature-length motion picture with spoken dialogue, i.e., talkie.  Given that very few theaters were equipped to show it, most contemporary moviegoers saw a silent version.  Viewers today are mainly left scratching their heads about the significance of a movie with lots of blackface minstrel.  And also wonder why Neil Diamond felt the need to remake it.  It did, however, make the careers of the Warners, so there’s that.

Whether you have a pay-or-play contract or not, join us at MvsC1011 McGowan, at 8:00 PM tonight. Note that the parking situation in midtown is ever-evolving, so consult the handy-dandy, superific, MvsC-specific parking guide before you head that direction.  Those are the facts!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWnWwN1z_UM

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