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Hollywood directors, 1914-1940

Author: Richard Koszarski
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1976.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hollywood directors, 1914-1940.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1976
(OCoLC)560789848
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Koszarski
ISBN: 0195020855 9780195020854
OCLC Number: 2510484
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Pioneers (1914-1920). Evolution of the motion picture / Edwin S. Porter --
Woman's place in photoplay production / Alice Guy-Blaché --
Early history / J. Stuart Blackton --
The present and the future of film / Sidney Olcott --
James Horne's own story / James Horne --
The are of directing / George Fitzmaurice --
Pictures vs. one night stands / D.W. Griffith --
Living your character / William S. Hart --
A dream in realization: an interview / Lois Weber --
The psychology of film comedy / Mack Sennett --
The early days at Kay Bee / Thomas H. Ince --
The motion-picture director / Ida May Park --
Meeting the public demands / Maurice Tourneur --
pt. 2. Silent age (1921-1927). Directing the picture / Rex Ingram --
Acting for the screen: The six great essentials / Marshall Neilan --
Can art be popular? / Charles Chaplin --
Picture making in the South seas / Robert Flaherty --
Foreign atmosphere for the American screen / Robert Florey --
Must they have temperament? / Herbert Brenon --
The hardships of fun making / Harold Lloyd --
Why I never smile / Buster Keaton --
Adaptations / Allan Dwan --
The public is always right / Cecil B. De Mille --
The seamy side of directing / Erich von Stroheim --
The serious side of comedy making / Harry Langdon --
The gag man / Frank Capra --
Directorial training / Edwin Carewe --
pt. 3. Transition to sound (1928-1933). Americanizing the American pictures / Fred Niblo --
Veteran producer muses / John Ford --
The talkers in close-up / Edmund Goulding --
Films of the future / F.W. Murnau --
Illusion on the screen / Paul Fejos --
The director: his problems and qualifications / Monta Bell --
Directing a talking picture / Frank Borzage --
Pictorial beauty in the photoplay / William Cameron Menzies --
Cinematics: some principles underlying effective cinematography / Slavko Vorkapich --
Warriors of the desert / Ernest B. Schoedsack --
Film directing / Ernst Lubitsch --
pt. 4. The dream factory (1934-1940). Rubber stamp movies / King Vidor --
The gag's the thing / Hal Roach --
Some problems in the direction of color pictures / Rouben Mamoulian --
Mickey vs. Popeye / William DeMille --
The voice behind the megaphone / John Cromwell --
R for a thin man / W.S. Van Dyke --
The reign of the director / Lewis Milestone --
The director / George Cukor --
There's profit in sharing profits / Tay Garnett --
Filming in Astoria / William K. Howard --
Thoughts about directing / William Dieterle --
Hollywood bites dog / Frank Tuttle.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Richard Koszarski.

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