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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In fact, to run the new studio Loew acquired what was known as "the Mayer group
," which included not only Mayer but attorney J. Robert Rubin and production
head Irving Thalberg, who had been working for Mayer since February 1923.
For a time, Thalberg was also able to ward off the conflicting and confusing
orders that issued from New York, contradictory signals which had made the
position of all previous general managers quite impossible. For example, in a
letter to ...
But the financial failure of Foolish Wives, and increasing production problems on
his next film, Merry-Go- Bound (1923), moved Universal's new production head,
Irving Thalberg, to fire von Stroheim midway through production. That a studio ...
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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