Anybody notice what's missing from the picture? How was it eliminated?
Camera man shadow... ws
The letter on the sign (AA DD M? high lighted), horse poop?
Oil drips under the T?
Here is the original image as found on the internet. Your is a recrop and the dirt on his suit is gone. Other than that... and the oil, I'm stumped.
Isn't that the film with a synchronized sound track with traffic sounds ( no voice synchronization)... that was before few weeks before the premier of the "Jazz Singer" 1927 ???/
It was released 13 days before the "Jazz Singer".
IMDB might have and explanation of sorts. None of the city scenes were actually in any city but on an expensive back lot set.
And most of the shots were "in camera" trickery, explained thusly: The camera would shoot one image at the side of the frame, blacking out the rest of the shot, then expose the film. They would put the exposed film back into the camera and shoot again, blocking out the area that already had an image on it.
It is available on Blue-Ray and was the first silent film to be released in that format. The original negatives were destroyed in a studio fire but a new one was created from an existing print.
It one three Oscars in 1929, the first year the awards were given (two years after the movie was released). "Wings" won Best Picture.
That should be "won" not one. Damn spell checker