His class standing is between Davidson's he's not as educated or "respectable" but. Macphail, who functions as a witness within the text. Throughout the first half of this century, engineers were clearly working on ways to improve the reproduction and transmission of women's voices. Macphail gasped.
Baudryp. But rather than passing over dramatic dialogue, I would like to look at it in some detail in order to understand how much social and historical specificity it holds. With each change, the way woman is represented, here in the character of Sadie Thompson, undergoes changes reflecting the alteration in mode, style, and convention, as well as changes in the cultural position of women from the period of one adaptation to the next.
By distancing the reader through a more comfortable identification with the good doctor, Maugham himself an M. In making this journey from slut to slim, cheery, and rakish, Sadie is also repositioned from upholding a pole in the sacred discourse to standing firmly within the bourgeois world of melodrama and psychoanalysis.
Inasmuch as the speaking voice is involved in producing both language and sound, "the grain of the voice" is involved in "a dual production—of language and of music" Barthesp. It is important to remember that the experimentation and research necessary for the realization of sound film was merely an offshoot of the sound-reproduction industry as a whole.
When sound was connected with the image track in sound film, it brought with it its own history, markets, and ideology. Need some help? More important, the commercial, legal, and scientific maneuverings surrounding sound reproduction in the late nineteenth century are indicative of ideological assumptions and pressures that in turn helped preconstruct the functions sound would be called upon to perform in film.