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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If Universal wanted to boast of its size and wealth, Vitagraph would not be
outdone. The week Laemmle opened his new city, Vitagraph announced its own
capital investment as $5 million, with real-estate holdings alone of $1 million.
... Goldwyn, Metr0, and Fox moved everyone to the West Coast; Vitagraph kept
only a small operation in the East. Only World Film remained, because "their coal
is not only all purchased, but delivered."18 This forcible relocation was strongly ...
In 1915 Pathe and Universal already dominated the serial market, releasing four
titles apiece, but Vitagraph, American, ... and Kalem also released one or two.8
Five years later, Pathe released seven serials, Universal six, and Vitagraph four.
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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