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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With Chaplin appearing on screen so infrequently in the twenties, Arbuckle gone,
and Keaton s films often losing money, Lloyd became not only the most popular
comedian but the greatest box- office attraction of the period.37 There is ...
(David Robinson, for example, does not even include the post- 1929 titles in his
Keaton filmography.) Keaton's lack of involvement is palpable, but his own
personal problems, especially his growing alcoholism, must bear most of the ...
intellectuals of the 1920s, while Buster Keaton was often considered a likable, if
limited, performer with nothing very much to say.13 The Gold Rush was revered
for its humanity, for its studied mixture of pathos, drama, and slapstick, and for its
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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