American Silent Film

ISBN-10: 0306808765

ISBN-13: 9780306808760

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

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This text provides descriptions of America's silent films and discusses their technical and artistic merits and weaknesses. It covers genres such as comedy, gangster, and spectacle.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A Survey
The Beginnings
The Birth of Film Grammar
The Early Features
Griffith and The Birth of a Nation
The Art of the Sub-Title
The Directors
The Early Twenties
Griffith in the Twenties
The Mid-1920's: The New Dominance of the Female Star
The Western
The Peak Years
Art Direction and Production Design
European Influences
Transition to Sound: Early Talkies
The State of Film Scholarship in America - The Silent Film: Books, Films, Archives, and Other Reference Tools
Chronology: The Movies in America: Art and Industry - A Chronological Survey of Highlights of the Silent Period
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