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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over the reel instead of using a proper waxing machine. This practice would gum
up the projectors, increasing the already serious problem of scratching caused by
the proliferation of bad splices. In fact, unless a film was absolutely first-run, ...
A range of printing densities could be selected and automatically programmed for
each reel, with the changes triggered by notches cut in the side of the negative.
The Duplex, for example, could provide a range of eighteen different densities ...
Neglected even in its time, Bowers' work exists today only because the curator of
the Toulouse Cinematheque discovered a cache of reels once owned by a
traveling Gypsy exhibitor.26 During the pre-1927 period, most animation studios
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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