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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The editor of American Projectionist visited the booth of a small suburban theater
in 1926 by climbing up a steep wooden ladder through an eighteen-inch trap
door. The room was nine feet square and six feet high, lined in sheet metal.
Richardson and the projectionists, it seems, were correct in their original
assessment of gradually increasing camera speeds. But the projectionists were
not content to maintain even this new standard. Implicitly agreeing with the SMPE
39. Laurence Roberts, "Cameras and Systems," SMPE, October 1982, p. 937;
Denison, "My Troubles, Your Troubles, Our Troubles," p. 4; Dr. Maxwell Vidaver, "
Film Examination by Mechanical Means, " American Projectionist, October 1924,
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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