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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Looking back at the period, Hal Mohr, who photographed some exceptionally "
Germanic" late silent films for Michael Curtiz, Paul Fejos, and Paul Leni,
remembered it simply as "the era of the goofy ideas in film": I'll never forget one
thing we ...
63 Natural color films, "those photographed so that the colors are selected
entirely by optical and mechanical means and reproduced again in a like manner
," have a history almost as long as artificially colored films. In the silent-feature
The Eastman Kodak Company introduced a panchromatic motion- picture stock
in September 1913, also in connection with color work, but not until 1918 was this
stock employed to solve the problems of monochrome photography. Sequences
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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