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Koszarski, Richard

Overview
Works: 71 works in 269 publications in 2 languages and 8,672 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Actor, Other, Scenarist, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PN1993.5.U6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Koszarski
An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 by Richard Koszarski( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the development of film and the film industry from 1915 to 1928
Hollywood directors, 1914-1940 by Richard Koszarski( Book )

21 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison the invention of the movies by Howard Hawks( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 732 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
The man you loved to hate : Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood by Richard Koszarski( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery of the wax museum by Don Mullaly( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood on the Hudson : film and television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff by Richard Koszarski( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 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"--Del editor
New York to Hollywood : the photography of Karl Struss by Barbara McCandless( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Struss (1886-1981) was a master of both still and motion picture photography. A native of New York City, he first studied photography with Clarence White and soon mastered the tenets of pictorialism. Alfred Stieglitz featured his work in a 1910 exhibition and a 1912 issue of Camera Work and invited Struss to become a member - as it turned out, the last member - of the Photo-Secession. New York to Hollywood: The Photography of Karl Struss surveys this consummate artist's long career with the camera, including his pioneering color photography using the autochrome process, his photographic explorations of New York and Europe before War World I, his images of Hollywood stars and western landscapes and seascapes, and his motion picture work. Essayist Bonnie Yochelson surveys his early work in New York, Richard Koszarski his career in cinematography, and Barbara McCandless examines how Struss' background and early work not only led him to Hollywood but greatly contributed to the artistry of the still-young film industry there. John and Susan Edwards Harvith, who rediscovered Struss' work in the 1970's and interviewed him at length in his later years, round out the portrait of both the man and the artist
The Astoria Studio and its fabulous films : a picture history with 227 stills and photographs by Richard Koszarski( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 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 )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von : the life and films of Erich von Stroheim by Richard Koszarski( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort Lee : the film town by Richard Koszarski( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American film directors in photographs( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foolish wives by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 114 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."
The man you loved to hate the destructive genius of Erich von Stroheim by Patrick E Montgomery( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the controversial career of Erich von Stroheim, Austrian director and actor. Traces his influence in Hollywood movie-making and his withdrawal to France in 1932. Rare footage from his films plus interviews with those who knew him give substance to a career about which much legend has developed. Interviews with his wife, girlfriend, cinematographer, producer, and other associates and friends
Universal Pictures : 65 years by Richard Koszarski( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison Studios moves to the Bronx( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This clip features Richard Koszarski discussing Edison Studios' move to the Bronx
Discussing The unbeliever( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This clip features Steven Higgins and Richard Koszarski discussing the Edison Studios film The unbeliever
The decline of Edison Studios( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This clip features Steven Higgins, Charles Musser, and Richard Koszarski discussing the decline of Edison Studios
Richard Koszarski on Edison Studios( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This clip features Richard Koszarski discussing Edison Studios
 
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An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928
Languages
English (135)

German (1)

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Mystery of the wax museumHollywood on the Hudson : film and television in New York from Griffith to SarnoffNew York to Hollywood : the photography of Karl StrussVon : the life and films of Erich von StroheimFort Lee : the film townGreat American film directors in photographs