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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32 When Chaplin began adding a note of pathos to his short comedies, as early
as The Tramp (1915), critics took notice. "A moving episode like this must be
seen to be appreciated," wrote one otherwise skeptical reviewer, referring to ...
He now supervised fewer releases each year, but somehow the mechanical
qualities of his productions began to overwhelm the creative elements. Peter
Milne defended Ince and his method in a 1922 study of motion-picture directing,
But the film's very success in launching a cycle of epic Westerns soon began to
cut into its reputation. John Ford's Three Bad Men (1926), for example, seems far
more satisfactory by any possible standard, especially when compared with the ...
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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