An evening's entertainment: the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928
The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade a
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Mary Pickford and Charles Chaplin were then both releasing through First
National and would have fallen under the control of Zukor if the deal had gone
through. Chaplin appeared before the executive committee to ask for an increase
in his ...
Brownlow notes an instance where Mabel Normand was directing Chaplin in one
of his earliest films, made in 1914: Mabel asked him to stand with a hose and to
spray the street so that the villain's car would skid. Chaplin remembered the old ...
By 1925 what Chaplin was doing pretty much defined the highest aspiration of
comedy onscreen. He had so succeeded in capturing the hearts and minds of his
generation that other comedians (even unintentionally) were inevitably compared
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These are the initial three volumes in a projected ten-volume series, scheduled for completion in 1993, which explores American cinema through the 1980s. Musser, who teaches film studies at NYU and ... Read full review