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Silent serial sensations : the Wharton brothers and the magic of early cinema

Author: Barbara Tepa Lupack
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Filmmakers Ted and Leo Wharton, whose serials became popular in the 1910s, established a model for incremental storytelling and holdover suspense still employed by filmmakers and television producers more than a century later"--
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Theodore Wharton; Leopold Wharton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Tepa Lupack
ISBN: 9781501748189 1501748181
OCLC Number: 1155253965
Awards: Short-listed for Richard Wall Memorial Award (United States).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : the sensation of the serial --
Seeking "old opportunity" --
Taking a parallel path --
Bringing Essanay's "Special Eastern" to Ithaca --
Taming and reframing Buffalo Bill --
Going independent --
Exploiting Elaine --
Extending the exploits --
Establishing roots in Renwick Park --
Unraveling Myra's mysteries --
Asking Beatrice --
Preparing for war --
Moving into feature filmmaking --
Staring into the eagle's eye --
Leaving Ithaca --
Heading west.
Responsibility: Barbara Tepa Lupack.

Abstract:

"Filmmakers Ted and Leo Wharton, whose serials became popular in the 1910s, established a model for incremental storytelling and holdover suspense still employed by filmmakers and television producers more than a century later"--

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"Lupack writes lucidly and with engagement as she champions her subject. Silent Serial Sensations casts new light on the formative years of American filmmaking." * Shepherd Express * "Lupack's Read more...

 
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