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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But if an exhibitor leafing through this paper turned instead to the weekly release
charts, he or she could find far more subtle evidence of industry turmoil. 1
Available product was being offered in two distinct formats. The industry's oldest
Far from declining in popularity after the nickelodeon years, by 1920, according
to the society's estimate, tinting was used for 80 to 90 percent of all films.
Eastman Kodak began supplying pre-tinted release stock by 1921, eliminating
the need ...
Its place was taken by the Handschiegl process, developed by Max Hand-
schiegl, an engraver who had perfected a means of dye-transfer coloring of
release prints, otherwise known as imbibition. Using his knowledge of printing
inks and ...
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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