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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Alliance Films Corporation was a loosely knit grouping of minor independent
producers, among them the Masterpiece Film Company and the Oz Film
Company (Frank Baum's operation, which that week was offering The New
Wizard of Oz).
This situation survived until the winter of 1918-1919, when problems with coal
rationing forced nearly all the companies then operating in the East to
consolidate operations in their West Coast facilities. Paramount-Artcraft closed in
Fort Lee but ...
In fact, the collapse of Ince's entire operation on the death of its central producer
suggests that his studio was more an extended workshop than a true factory.
Systems that could outlast their innovators reflected a higher level of organization
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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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