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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But if an exhibitor leafing through this paper turned instead to the weekly release
charts, he or she could find far more subtle evidence of industry turmoil. 1
Available product was being offered in two distinct formats. The industry's oldest
Far from declining in popularity after the nickelodeon years, by 1920, according
to the society's estimate, tinting was used for 80 to 90 percent of all films.
Eastman Kodak began supplying pre-tinted release stock by 1921, eliminating
the need ...
appended to reviews (often by the perceptive Peter Milne), much coverage of
theater design and operation, and a continuing "Check Up" column in which the
box- office performance of every feature in release could be tracked via exhibitors
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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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