The musical notes have merged in a wonderful and admirable way, with the sequential imagesof the cinema. Still at its dawn , when it was mute , violinists , pianists or small orchestras were hired , so that with their melodies they set or reinforce the situations that were appreciatedon the screen larger . A time came the sound to the “images synchronic” , the music is turned in the best ally for the filmmakers . And it is played in background or fashion accessory . It has been a decisivefactor for the commercial successof a film . Thanks to the celluloid ,we could hear the voices of countless idols of the song of all the genres , countries and times of this feneciente century .
The first sound filmin history was Don Juan, from Warner Bros, directed by Alan Crosland in 1926. In it a musical score was used , which servedto comment on the action . Up here it came so that the critics of the beginning of the century , had been on call by definition “the art mute” . The musical first appeared in the following year , with the production of the same company and the same director and was named the Singer of Jazz, starring forTo the Jolson , in which they heard several songs , interspersed with fagmentos of dialogue .
The first sequences dumb made in Cuba, belonged to the films Simulacro of fire in 1897 (one minute in length ) of Gabriel Veyre and the witch disappeared in 1898 Joseph E. Casasús . On 13 January 1929 at the Teatro Fausto , he was released the first short musical sound , maracas and bongos , Max Tosquella ,played by Fernando Collazo and Yolanda González , with the musical inspiration of Neno Grenet .
Sonora Matancera , as the star and unquestionable figureof Cuban musicality , has intervened in the following films : 1. TAM TAM or THE BIRTH OF THE RUMBA 1937. It was the third musical short film made in Cuba. The second
It was like the lullaby of palms , made in 1936. Address : Ernesto Caparrós . Producer : Luis Ricardo Molina. They performed : Chela Castro, Yolanda González , José Ochoa, Graciella Santos, Sergio Miró , the pair of dancers from Celina and Papo and a choir of 60 beautiful young women . The orchestra was conducted by maestro Alfredo Brito. The Matancera Sonora intervenes , which is described as the dance ensemble of the Eden Concert cabaret . Duration : 22 minutes . The critical the described as small great jewel . Sonora Matancera interprets an instrumental page . 2. EL ANGEL CAÍDO 1948. Mexican Cinematographic Company . Address : Juan J. Ortega.
Production : Ramón Peón . Interpreters : Rosita Quintana and Rafael Baledón . Sonora Matancera acts with Welcome Granda and Daniel Santos. Filmed in from of 8 November 1948 in the studies Churubusco of Mexico and the studies Plasa de La Habana , with cost approximately $ 600,000 ( Mexican ). Released on 16June 1949 at the Mariscala cinema . Duration : 92 minutes . Daniel Santos in a sensational frame , sings and dances with the protagonist the guaracha of Pablo Cairo In the tíbiri-tábara .
3. RHYTHMS OF THE CARIBBEAN
1950. Also called Borrasca . Mexican Cinematographic Company . Address : Juan J. Ortega. Production : Paul Castelain .Interpreters : Amalia Aguilar, Rafael Baledón and Rita Montaner . Musical interventions by: La Sonora Matancera with Welcome Granda and Daniel Santos, Rita Montaner , Trio Los Panchos and Los Chavales of Spain . Filmed from 2 January 1950 in the studies Clasa and La Habana . Released on December 6 , 1950 in the Insurgentes cinemasand Lindavista of city of Mexico . Duration : 93 minutes . Daniel and Sonora involved with: The rumba has value Negra ( Leave of both dance ) and to break the coconut.
4. THE LIE
1952. Mexican Cinematographic Company. Address : Juan J. Ortega. Interpreters : Marga López , Jorge Mistral and Andrés Soler . InterventionsMusicals: La Sonora Matancera with Welcome Granda , Miguel Aceves Mejía and dancers Ana Gloria and Rolando. It was filmed at starting from 3 January 1952 in the studies Aztecs of San Angel and Cuba. Its premiere was held on 9 October 1952 in the cinema Palace Chinese city of Mexico . Duration : 97 minutes . La Sonora with Welcome isrevel in spectacular theme Sun sun ba Bae and dancer Ana Gloria we demonstrate their skills in dance .
5. I LIKE ALL
1953. Call before Hotel Tropical. Mexican Cinematographic Company. Address : Juan J. Ortega. Producer : Ramón Peón . Interpreters : Adalberto Martínez , Springs , Rosita Fornés, Dick and Biondi and Eulalio González , Piporro . Musical interventions : La Sonora Matancera and the Servando Díaz Trio. His filming began on 3 January 1953 at the Hotel Commodore and other places of La Habana . Its premiere was held on 4 August 1954 at the cinema Olimpia of City of Mexico . Duration : 93minutes . Rosita Fornés with the Sonora shows us the bolero Last night you wanted me , by Mario Fernández Porta .
6. A GALLEGA IN HAVANA
1955. Address : René Cardona . Producer : Carmelo Santiago. Interpreters : Niní Marshall, Antonio Aguilar, Ana Berta Lepe and Federico Piñeiro . Musical interventions : La Sonora Matancera with NelsonPinedo , Celia Cruz and Las Mulatas de Fuego, Mariachi de Miguel Díaz , Antonio Aguilar and the Tariácuri Trio. It was filmed in Havana in 1955 and its premiere took place on March 27 , 1957 in the National , Florida and Royal Cinemas of Mexico . Duration : 80 minutes . Nelson Pinedo plays Me voy pa ‘La Habana and Celia Cruz sings Sandunguéate . The Mulatasof Fire exercise their figures .
7. OLÉ CUBA
1957. Cuban film. Address : Manuel de la Pedroza . Interpreters : Aníbal del Mar, Leopoldo Fernández , Mimí Cal. Sonora Matancera intervenes with Celia Cruz and Celio González . His filming took place at the Biltmore National Studios as of February 11of 1957. Processed in Mexico . Celia Cruz Sing I ‘m going to Pinar del Río and Celio González interprets Do not stare.
8. AMORCITO CORAZÓN
1960. Director: Rogelio A. González . Producer : Sergio Kogan. Interpreters : Rosita Quintana , Fernando Casanova, Mauricio Garcés. Musical interventions with Sonora Matancera , Celia Cruz, Willy “El Baby” Rodríguez, Alberto Pérez Sierra and Las Mulatas de Fuego. Began its filming on September 2, 1960 in studies Churubusco. Its premiere took place on March 30 , 1961 at the Mariscala cinema . Duration : 80 minutes . Celia delights us with Your voice and Amorcito Corazón and Willy El Baby Rodríguez, with Albertico Pérez Sierra and Rogelio sings La Pachanga. They dance the Fire Mulatas .
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