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Studying early and silent cinema

Author: Keith Withall
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard : Auteur Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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In this accessible introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to 'The Artist', Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound and also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from the period - some well known (including Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation',  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Withall
ISBN: 9781906733704 1906733708 9781906733698 1906733694
OCLC Number: 794707021
Notes: Revised edition of: Early and silent cinema : a teacher's guide.
Description: 169 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: What was silent cinema? --
The birth of cinema --
The growth of the industry --
The teen years of cinema --
The mature silent cinema --
Alternative cinemas --
The wider context --
Epilogue: Death and resurrection.
Responsibility: by Keith Withall.

Abstract:

In this accessible introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to 'The Artist', Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound and also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from the period - some well known (including Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation', Eisenstein's 'Strike' and Chaplin's 'The Kid'), some perhaps less well familiar (including Murnau's 'The Last Laugh' and Oscar Micheaux's 'Within Our Gates'). As well as covering in detail the major filmmaking figures and nations of the period, the author also provides insights into the industryin less well documented areas. Throughout, the films and film-makers are placed in the context of rapid worldwide industrial change.

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