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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His comedy positioned a realistic character in situations that took time to develop;
their comedy, while more than simple slapstick, was certainly gag-based and far
more dependent on stereotypes and conventions. Audiences now began to see ...
By custom side-whiskers and stove-pipe hats have come to be recognized as the
badge of the official goat of the comedy. Just as a white lawn dress and curls are
the sign of the heroine in drama."32 When Chaplin began adding a note of ...
With Chaplin appearing on screen so infrequently in the twenties, Arbuckle gone,
and Keaton s films often losing money, Lloyd became not only the most popular
comedian but the greatest box- office attraction of the period.37 There is ...
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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