Examining Primary Sources

For this group discussion, I would like you to choose and examine a primary source that addresses issues at the core of Chapter 5. Then, you will summarize its main arguments, and articulate its connections to the transition to sound film.
You can choose from the following sources:

Middleton, P. Harvey. “Pictures That Speak (Links to an external site.).” Technical World Magazine (March 1909) (3MB PDF).
“Motion Pictures Are Made To Talk (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (27 August 1910).
“The Talking Pictures (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (28 August 1910).
“The Kinetophone (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (5 January 1913).
“Book Talking Pictures (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (13 January 1913).
“Observations By Our Man About Town (Links to an external site.).” Moving Picture World (18 January 1913).
New York Applauds the Talking Picture (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (18 February 1913).
“Suffragettes Pose (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (20 March 1913).
“Clever Ruse (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (8 June 1913).
Hoffman, Hugh. “The Talking Picture. (Links to an external site.)” Moving Picture World (28 June 1913).
“Picture Men At Odds (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (12 July 1913).
“Edison Submarine Coming (Links to an external site.).” New York Times (9 November 1914).
Larkin, Mark. “The Truth About Voice Doubling (Links to an external site.).” Photoplay Magazine (July 1929). (Parts II (Links to an external site.), III (Links to an external site.), IV (Links to an external site.))

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For your individual discussion contribution please complete the following:

Identify the primary source you read and include the link.
Summarize the source you read in 50-100 words.
In 200-250 words, how does this primary source engage with the historical trajectory and general arguments in chapter 5? Please include specific page numbers and quotations when appropriate.

This portion of your discussion is due Thursday @ 11.59pm and is worth 40 points.

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