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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These two factors were seen as variables under the control of the exhibitor, with
any theater manager having the power, even the obligation, to change projection
speeds to suit the circumstances of the performance. Recutting the film was a ...
Table 2.8 Film Projection Speeds Standard sound projection speed. a signal from
the orchestra leader to speed up projection and the finale of the picture was
shown at a hundred and twenty feet a minute, obviously detracting from its ...
4; Dr. Maxwell Vidaver, "Film Examination by Mechanical Means, " American
Projectionist, October 1924, p. 4; Richardson, "Need for Improvement"; Arthur H.
Gray, "A Few Practical Needs in the Field of Projection, " SMPE 32 (September ...
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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