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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Neilan's biographer Jack Spears characterizes him as living out an F. Scott
Fitzgerald fantasy and tells of increasing bouts of drunkenness and absenteeism.
Neilan was off the set so frequently that one of his films was credited as "Directed
Maurice Tourneur, Cecil B. DeMille, and Marshall Neilan directed most of the
Artcraft films, often from scripts by Frances Marion or Jeanie Macpherson. Walter
Stradling and Charles Rosher were Pickford's cameramen, and in a period ...
This is the only extended treatment of Neilan's career to date. 45. Milne, Motion
Picture Directing, pp. 220-221; Marshall Neilan, "Acting for the Screen: The Six
Great Essentials," in Opportunities in the Motion Picture Industry (Los Angeles: ...
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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