Changing Fortunes of the Movie Business

Archive Report

Impact of the Depth-Perpection Picture

New Techniques which heighten the realism of motion pictures by adding the illusion of a third dimension have brought an upheaval in the movie business similar to that set off a quarter century ago by the development of sound films. Scarcely more than a score of the new pictures have been publicly exhibited to date and only a few thousand of the country's more than 16,000 movie houses are equipped to show them, yet virtually the entire industry is staking its future on the new depth-perception films.

The transition to the “talkies” was relatively gradual compared with the rapid changes now under way. The first full-length sound film, “The Jazz Singer,” had its premiere on Oct. 6, 1927, and three years ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles