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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If Universal wanted to boast of its size and wealth, Vitagraph would not be
outdone. The week Laemmle opened his new city, Vitagraph announced its own
capital investment as $5 million, with real-estate holdings alone of $1 million.
In 1915 Pathe and Universal already dominated the serial market, releasing four
titles apiece, but Vitagraph, American, ... and Kalem also released one or two.8
Five years later, Pathe released seven serials, Universal six, and Vitagraph four.
They continued to develop the short-film form, while producers such as Lasky or
Vitagraph added long comedies to their release schedules with varying degrees
of success. Mack Sennett produced the six-reel Tillie's Punctured Romance in ...
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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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