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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Table 4.1 "Average Cost" Estimates, 1917 Motion Picture New York Classic
Dramatic Mirror source: Motion Picture Classic, July 1917, p. 19; New York
Dramatic Mirror. 7 July 1917, p. 9. negative cost of Famous Players was about
In reviewing David Harum (1915), the New York Dramatic Mirror commented on
one sequence of Harum at dinner, which showed only his hands and the food he
was eating. This "caused a spectator behind us to say at once that it was 'a poor ...
Drama and Melodrama: The Genre Film For the most part, silent dramatic
features failed to take advantage of their added length in any but the most
peripheral ways. Continuing to operate in the melodramatic tradition that had
worked so well ...
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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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