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Author: Richard Dyer MacCann
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; Iowa City, Iowa : Image & Idea, ©1997.
Series: American movies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selective history for those who want to be informed without being overwhelmed, who would like to know enough about the silent era to feel at home there, respect its artists, and admire their work.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dyer MacCann
ISBN: 0810833689 9780810833685 0810833921 9780810833920
OCLC Number: 37293237
Notes: Compilation of "introductions reprinted from the five anthologies American movies: the first thirty years."
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Business First --
II. D.W. Griffith's American Dream --
III. Ince and Hart --
IV. Stroheim --
V. Acting Out the American Dream --
VI. Mary and Doug --
VII. Gloria and Rudy --
VIII. Some Sad and Happy Endings --
IX. Sidelights on the System --
X. Is Comedy Inferior? --
XI. Sennett --
XII. Chaplin --
XIII. Keaton --
XIV. Lloyd and Langdon --
XV. The Culmination of Silent Cinema --
A. Author's Note on History --
B. Selected Companies of the Silent Period: A Chronological List --
C. Brief Biographies of Early Film Executives --
D. Twenty Notable Directors --
E. Early Luminaries --
F. Chronology of Film Careers --
G. Some Possible Mechanisms and Motivations for Film Comedy --
H. Silent Feature Films by Four Comedians.
Series Title: American movies.
Responsibility: Richard Dyer MacCann.

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The value of this book lies in the author's use of the most recent scholarship, which he incorporates into his text, resulting in a more accurate view of the silent era. * The Silent Film Monthly * Read more...

 
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