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Hi, need to submit a 2000 words paper on the topic Donald Crafton and the Jazz Singer. The analysis of the Jazz Singer is intended to evaluate the perceptions and reception of the film among the audiences as historical evidence from media as well as office box collections would present. It features the main character as Al Jolson who among other outstanding things he does is performing during the atonement day as presented in Samson Raphaelson’s play. The film attracted a history of many reviews both criticisms as well as commendations. In such a review and comment, Donald Crafton writes on the phenomenal performance of entertainers who later turned to be very popular in the industry. However, much of Donald’s writing is on the contra view to common perceptions that people had on the reception of the movie as was with the audiences in the time (Spadoni, 2003, p. 8). It was most perceived that historical collection on journalistic records as well as records from office boxes on the audience perceptions towards the movie would be sufficient to analyze the reception. Nevertheless, contra opinions from such a film historian as Crafton Donald point otherwise. In fact, this paper evaluates the concerns raised by Donald on the historical reception of the film ‘Jazz Singers’ where he questions the validity and reliability of the factual information gathered through such sources as against the actual audience. The question under analysis is on how the historical information would be relied upon in the analysis as against the use of factual data collected from live audiences alongside the historical data as recorded and stored.
In the modern-day, analysis of the Jazz Singer’s film shows that filmmakers faced a challenge in the introduction of ‘voice’ in the industry as against the contemporary silent films that dominated the industry. Donald presents quite a panoramic view on the jazz singers (as a representation of the talkies) .receptions and presented an in-depth analysis of the design, practices, issues of race as well as censorship as were presented within the films (Crafton, 1999, para 1). Film studies as a discipline came about later in the 20th century and this has presented a platform where many reviews of films and motion theatre work have been done. However, there has been established a wide gap between reader-response theories as they are applied within the film discipline to illustrate the gap existing between practice and the theory (Piturro, 2002, p. 21-22). Practical criticism was more profound by such critiques as Donald Crafton who wrote in the question of the reception of the films in classical history. Historians in the field have had to deal with historical data that in many instances lack authenticity or capacity for verification and thus the reviews hold the potential of errors.
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