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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One special problem of silent-screen acting was the need to accommodate the
over-speeding of projection, which was the inevitable fate of every projected "
performance." Milton Sills acknowledged this in the entry on'Motion Picture Acting
" he ...
Neilan began his career in films in 1911 as an actor for the Kalem Company.
Handsome and personable, he was soon signed by Allan Dwan to play opposite
J. Warren Kerrigan at the Flying A studio, and when Dwan left for Universal,
Like both of these men, Ingram preferred to avoid professionally trained actors
and actresses, convinced that he could "discover" a personality and then shape it
to fit. He made a star of Valentino (although who actually did the discovering is ...
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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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