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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After this version was previewed in another small town, two weak sequences
were excised, and the film went into general release at 10, 157 feet.81 The
director most taken with the preview idea was probably D. W. Griffith, who
considered it ...
... directed by D. W. Griffith in 1909, makes effective use of all these elements.
Only 750 feet in length, it plays on the audience s familiarity with stock villains
and heroes, the theme of the family endangered, and the ultimate victory of good
61 Gish was, of course, a disciple, some say a creation, of D. W. Griffith. From the
time she and her sister, Dorothy, first appeared at the Biograph studio in 1912 (to
visit their friend Mary Pickford) Lillian Gish was Griffith's most important ...
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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