Benny Fields News

Date Of Birth:
June 14, 1894
Date Of Death:
August 16, 1959 (65)
Birth Place:
Milwaukee, WI, USA
THE JAZZ SINGER 3-Disc Blu-Ray to Launch Warner Bro.'s 90th Anniversary, 1/8/13
by Movies News Desk - Oct 03, 2012

The Jazz Singer, the first feature-length film with completely synchronized dialogue and musical sequences, will mark another milestone January 8 when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases the Blu-ray™ commencing the 2013 year-long 90thAnniversary of Warner Bros. Studios. The landmark film, which brought Broadway superstar Al Jolson "alive" and seemingly singing from the screen, was an immediate sensation when it opened in 1927 and created a revolution in the history of the motion picture industry. It earned Alfred Cohn an Academy Award®* (1927/28) nomination for Best Writing (Adaptation) and Warner Bros. received an Oscar® as a Special Award -- for producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which revolutionized the industry. In 1996 the film was selected for preservation in the U.S. Library of Congress's National Film Registry for its cultural and historical significance. (more...)