Top 15 Movies That Changed Cinema

8. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Hollywood had been making box office hits for over a decade when this film was released with the distinction of being the first with audible dialogue. The truth is that it took years for the industry to fully switch to the “talkies”, and it wasn’t until the following year’s release of Lights of New York that the sound was fully synchronous. Still, this Alan Crosland classic marks the moment when writers had to work a little bit harder and critics had one more thing to complain about.


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