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Cecil B. DeMille : the art of the Hollywood epic

Author: Cecilia DeMille Presley; Mark A Vieira
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than any other filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. This volume combines Vieira's texts on the historical events, and Presley's insights on her grandfather's films.
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Genre/Form: Epic films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Cecil B DeMille; Cecil B DeMille
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecilia DeMille Presley; Mark A Vieira
ISBN: 9780762454907 0762454903
OCLC Number: 894344530
Notes: "Curated by Helen Cohen, Matt Severson, James V. D'arc, Ned Comstock and Sandra Garcia-Myers."
Description: 416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Martin Scorsese --
Foreword / by Brett Ratner --
"My grandfather" / by Cecilia de Mille Presley --
Introduction --
Hollywood pioneer. The squaw man --
Learning his craft --
Social dramas --
The silent diva --
America's sweetheart --
An artist matured. A new era --
Gloria Swanson --
Into the past --
The religious epic. The ten commandments (1923) --
Secular epics --
The King of Kings --
The godless girl --
Talkies at M-G-M. Dynamite --
Madam Satan and the squaw man --
The best show in town. The sign of the cross --
This day and age, and, Four frightened people --
Cleopatra --
The crusades --
American history. The Plainsman, and, The Buccaneer --
Union Pacific --
North West Mounted Police, and, Reap the wild wind --
The story of Dr. Wassell --
Unconquered --
Blaze of glory. Samson and Delilah --
The greatest show on earth --
The ten commandments --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Cecilia DeMille Presley and Mark A. Vieira ; images and artifacts from the Cecil B. De Mille Archives photographed by Mark A. Vieira.

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For over 40 years, Cecil B. DeMille was the master of cinematic spectacle. Upon the 100th anniversary of the first film made in Hollywood-a film DeMille directed-this epic volume is both a tribute to  Read more...

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"An opulently beautiful photographic history of the director." --VanityFair.com "This book, by Cecilia deMille Presley and Mark Vieira, is everything DeMille's movies were -- stupendous, lavish, Read more...

 
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