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We have no doubt that at some point between the appearance of this brief notice and the release of "Gone with the Wind", culture critic Gilbert Seldes (1893 - 1970, pictured at right) was won-over to the side that believed sound-movies were the way to go- but in 1929, he wasn't buy'n it:

"Not one of the talkies shown by midsummer, 1929, is worth a minute of any intelligent person's time..."

Click here to read another article about the failings of the earliest talkies.

•Read About the First Talkie Movie Star•

       *Watch a Film Clip About the Revolution of Sound in Movies*

Talking Pictures Fail to Impress (Film Spectator, 1929)

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