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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Renowned for their "Sun King style, " Rapp and Rapp were among the first to
reflect the great size (and cost) of their houses by increasing the scope and scale
of decorative ornamentation. The New York Paramount (1926) was probably their
For example, Harold Lloyd's The Freshman offered a pair of one-sheets, with "
style A" featuring Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston in a traditional romantic two-shot and
"style B" showing a humorous close-up of Lloyd alone. Three-sheet "A" featured ...
Working with cameraman Alvin Wyckoff, DeMille pioneered a style of illumination
soon known as "Lasky lighting" or (when DeMille was speaking) "Rembrandt
lighting." His concern with visual style was relatively advanced at a time when
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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