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 fact, to run the new studio Loew acquired what was known as "the Mayer group
," which included not only Mayer but attorney J. Robert Rubin and production
head Irving Thalberg, who had been working for Mayer since February 1923.
It was generally accepted that the West Coast studios were producing 125 reels
of film per week in 1915, including everything from split-reel comedies to The
Birth of A Nation. Knowledgeable estimates put this figure at between 62.5 and
Astoria was at its most active in 1926, when the 26 features produced there
constituted 40 percent of the entire Paramount program.22 However, by 1922
Hollywood's share of American production stood at 84 percent, with 12 percent ...
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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