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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theaters meant that Fox could no longer depend entirely on the familiar
melodramas and Westerns that had carried the studio for a decade. He sent his
chief lieutenant, Winfield Sheehan, to supervise production operations on the
West Coast ...
As soon as wartime restrictions were lifted, a boom in studio construction swept
the New York area (for various reasons this renaissance bypassed Fort Lee,
which soon disappeared as a production center). D. W. Griffith, who had filmed ...
This 19i8 photo shows the studio as little more than a collection of ranch
buildings, partially covered stages, and a few standing sets. While this pioneering
demonstration of organizational efficiency does mark Sen- nett and Ince as
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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