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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Mack Sennett The most important events in the career of Mack Sennett — his
days with Griffith at Biograph, his formation of Keystone, and his development of
Chaplin, Arbuckle, and Mabel Normand as major stars — were already history by
In fact, Sennett devised a method of delegating production authority that not only
maintained the quality standard of his releases but transmitted their characteristic
style and subject matter as well, to create Hollywood's most consistent studio ...
"By this singular method Sennett is able to direct the whole thing in miniature in a
few hours," marveled Harry Carr. Sennett was thus able to "personally direct the
scenarios" of his ten or twelve companies and maintain a high degree of ...
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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