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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Sensibly, Klaber starts with the central problem of the booth and the screen.
Projection booths should be fireproof, preferably of brick, terra-cotta blocks, or
reinforced concrete. Three examples are given: a six-by-eight-foot booth with one
Rudolph Valentino Rudolph Valentino has become the cultural historians' most
popular icon of silent- screen stardom, and with good reason. More than sixty
years after his death, when the face of Norma Talmadge has been forgotten and
Lauritzen, Einer, and Gunnar Lundquist. American Film Index, 1916-1920.
Stockholm: Film Index, 1984. Lennig, Arthur. The Silent Voice: A Text. Privately
printed, 1969. Lescarboura, Austin. Behind the Motion Picture Screen. New York:
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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