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 reviewing David Harum (1915), the New York Dramatic Mirror commented on
one sequence of Harum at dinner, which showed only his hands and the food he
was eating. This "caused a spectator behind us to say at once that it was 'a poor ...
Drama and Melodrama: The Genre Film For the most part, silent dramatic
features failed to take advantage of their added length in any but the most
peripheral ways. Continuing to operate in the melodramatic tradition that had
worked so well ...
19-53; Karl Struss, "Dramatic- Cinematography," SMPE 34 (April 1928), p. 317.
59. Projection through colored filters was also sometimes employed, but this was
essentially an exhibitor's technique and not under the control of the filmmakers.
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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