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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He was not alone.65 Until the introduction of talkies, it was not necessary to
project a film at any particular speed. Likewise, the physical integrity of a motion-
picture print was a chancy thing in the days before the soundtrack. These two
The cranking speed is arbitrary. tests on "a number of well known cameramen, "
who "tried to stick pretty close to a speed of sixty feet per minute. '' They then held
a series of projection tests in Chicago that convinced them to adopt a projection ...
71 All this information seems to indicate that 60 was, in fact, the usual camera
speed at this time, but investigations by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill
demonstrate otherwise. In preparing dozens of different silent films for their
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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