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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He was not alone.65 Until the introduction of talkies, it was not necessary to
project a film at any particular speed. Likewise, the physical integrity of a motion-
picture print was a chancy thing in the days before the soundtrack. These two
The cranking speed is arbitrary. tests on "a number of well known cameramen, "
who "tried to stick pretty close to a speed of sixty feet per minute." They then held
a series of projection tests in Chicago that convinced them to adopt a projection ...
71 All this information seems to indicate that 60 was, in fact, the usual camera
speed at this time, but investigations by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill
demonstrate otherwise. In preparing dozens of different silent films for their
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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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