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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Marshall Ne1lan The legend of the great silent-film director who dissipates his
own success in a welter of fast parties and bootleg liquor has at least some basis
in reality: the crippled career of Marshall Neilan. As early as 1918 Motion Picture
"43 What seems to have been lost over the years, however, is the tremendous
sense of respect (and affection) that Neilan engendered among his critics and
colleagues, a feeling based not only on his engaging personality but on the fine ...
Neilan's biographer Jack Spears characterizes him as living out an F. Scott
Fitzgerald fantasy and tells of increasing bouts of drunkenness and absenteeism.
Neilan was off the set so frequently that one of his films was credited as "Directed
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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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