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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Between 1925 and 1927, for example, Universal alone produced 135 two-reel "
Mustang" Westerns, 21 of them directed by William Wyler. Only two of these
Wyler-directed shorts appear to survive at present, indicating the problems that ...
He made two of Mary Pickford's finest pictures, The Pride of the Clan and Poor
Little Rich Girl (both 1917), and also directed several notable successes of Olga
Petrova and Elsie Ferguson. But in 1918 his avant-garde productions of The Blue
Only those films directed by Ernst Lubitsch seemed surefire successes, and a
race to lock up Lubitsch, his films, and his star, Pola Negri, soon became the
obsession of Hollywood dealmakers.89 Lubitsch's first American employer was
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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