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The decline of sentiment : American film in the 1920s

Author: Lea Jacobs
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeking to characterise the radical shifts in taste that changed American life in the Jazz Age, Jacob documents the fims and film genres that were considered old-fashioned, as well as those considered more innovative, and looks closely at the work of Erich von Stroheim, Charlie Chaplin, Ernst Lubitsch, Monta Bell, and others.
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Genre/Form: Silent films
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lea Jacobs
ISBN: 9780520237018 0520237013 9780520254572 0520254570
OCLC Number: 145732926
Notes: "Simpson, imprint in humanities."
Description: xi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Toward a history of taste --
Hollywood naturalism --
Sophisticated comedy --
The male adventure story --
The seduction plot --
The romantic drama.
Responsibility: Lea Jacobs.
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