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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King Vidor used a wide range of tinting and toning effects in The Sky Pilot (1921),
not only for decorative effect but as a significant element of the film's mise-en-
scene: What I believe I have actually done is to "score" this photoplay for color.
Nicki was made so spotless in that version that when the seduction scene was
reached it gave the impression that Mitzi, his victim, had been the aggressor. In
the final version Nicki is presented as the roue that he was drawn in the original ...
Maryland freely passed those activities but stopped all scenes of neck-kissing.
Pennsylvania was seen as "the most arbitrary and severe" of all the boards.
Acting in the Oberholtzer tradition, its changes often reconstructed the entire
shape of a ...
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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