The decade of the 1920s in film involved many significant films.
Many full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1920s.
The transition to sound-on-film technology occurred mid-decade with the talkies developed in 1926-1927, following experimental techniques begun in the late 1910s.
With sound, the concept of the musical appeared immediately, as in The Jazz Singer of 1927, because silent films had been accompanied by music for years when projected in theaters.
Also, in 1927, the International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed. Later, “International” was removed from the name. Today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is most famous for its annual presentation of The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars.
- The Lost World (1925)
- The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
First Published: Apr 13, 2012 – Last Updated: May 19, 2014