An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928, Volume 3
Scribner, 1990 - Performing Arts - 395 pages
V. 1. The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907 / Charles Musser -- v. 2. The transformation of cinema, 1907-1915 / Eileen Bowser -- v. 3. An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 / Richard Koszarski -- v. 4. The talkies : American cinema's transition to sound, 1926-1931 / Donald Crafton -- v. 5. Grand design : Hollywood as a modern business enterprise, 1930-1939 / Tino Balio -- v. 6. Boom and bust : the American cinema in the 1940s / Thomas Schatz -- v. 7. Transforming the screen, 1950-1959 / Peter Lev -- v. 8. The sixties, 1960-1969 / Paul Monaco -- v. 9. Lost illusions : American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 / David A. Cook -- v. 10. A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 / Stephen Prince.
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But Fox's boldest move was the importation of Germany's most respected director
, F. W. Murnau. That Murnau's The Last Laugh (1924) had been a catastrophe at
the American box office failed to daunt Fox, who not only allowed Murnau a free ...
Even one of the film's American cinematographers, Charles Rosher, had just
spent a year with Murnau in Germany. A vast city set was constructed in
diminishing perspective on the Fox lot. Inside the stages was built a great marsh,
with the ...
486-490. 103. Marx, Mayer and Thalberg, p. 254 (see financial figures presented
here for all the Thalberg films); Thomas, Thalberg, p. 373 (Thalberg award). 104.
F. W. Murnau, "The Ideal Picture Needs No Titles," Theatre, January 1928, p.
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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
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