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Koszarski, Richard

Overview
Works: 77 works in 199 publications in 2 languages and 7,689 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits  Drama  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Scenarist, Other, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PN1993.5.U77, 384.809747
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Most widely held works by Richard Koszarski
Hollywood on the Hudson film and television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff by Richard Koszarski ( )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Edison invented his motion picture system in New Jersey in the 1890s, and within a few years most American filmmakers could be found within a mile or two of the Hudson River. They planted themselves here because they needed the artistic and entrepreneurial energy that D.W. Griffith realized New York had in abundance. But as the going rate for land and labor skyrocketed and their business grew more industrialized, most of them moved out. The way most historians explain it, the role of New York in the development of American film ends here. In this book, the author rewrites an important part of the history of American cinema. During the 1920s and 1930s, film industry executives had centralized the mass production of feature pictures in a series of gigantic film factories scattered across Southern California, while maintaining New York as the economic and administrative center. But as Koszarski reveals, many writers, producers, and directors also continued to work here, especially if their independent vision was too big for the Hollywood production line. East Coast filmmakers Oscar Micheaux, Rudolph Valentino, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Paul Robeson, Gloria Swanson, Max Fleischer, and others quietly created a studio system without back lots, long term contracts or seasonal production slates. They substituted "newsreel photography" for Hollywood glamour, targeted niche audiences instead of middle American families, ignored accepted dramatic conventions, and pushed the boundaries of motion picture censorship. Rebellious and unconventional, they saw the New York studios as laboratories, not factories. and used them to pioneer the development of new technologies (from talkies to television), new genres, new talent, and ultimately, an entirely new vision of commercial cinema
An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928
Hollywood directors, 1914-1940 by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Hollywood directors, 1941-1976 by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man you loved to hate : Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystery of the wax museum by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York to Hollywood : the photography of Karl Struss by Barbara McCandless ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Astoria Studio and its fabulous films : a picture history with 227 stills and photographs by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rivals of D.W. Griffith : alternate auteurs, 1913-1918, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, November-December 1976 by Walker Art Center ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Von : the life and films of Erich von Stroheim by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fort Lee : the film town by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great American film directors in photographs ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foolish wives The man you love to hate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foolish wives: "A fake Russian Count, with the aid of two female accomplices, attempts to seduce and swindle unsuspecting women and citizens of Monte Carlo."
Universal Pictures : 65 years by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Man you loved to hate the destructive genius of Erich von Stroheim ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the bizarre career of Erich von Stroheim, with interviews of his wife, girlfriend, cinematographer, producer and other associates and friends
History of the American cinema by Richard Koszarski ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The men with the movie cameras : seventy-five filmographies by Richard Koszarski ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This fourth disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1914-1918
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This second disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1904-1907
 
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English (104)
German (1)
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