eBook History of the American Cinema: An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928, 1st Edition

  • Volume 3
  • Richard Koszarski
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  • ISBN-10: 068431522X
  • ISBN-13: 9780684315225
  • DDC: 791.430973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 395 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 1991, 1990
  • Original Copyright 1991 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 1991
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Overview

The silent cinema was America's first modern entertainment industry, a complex social, cultural, and technological phenomenon that swept the country in the early years of the twentieth century. Richard Koszarski examines the underlying structures that made the silent-movie era work, from the operations of eastern bankers to the problems of neighborhood theater musicians. He offers a new perspective on the development of this major new industry and art form and the public's response to it.

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    ISBN-10: 068418415X | ISBN-13: 9780684184159

Reviews

"This series should become a standard reference source in every U.S. Library"-- CHOICE

— Choice

"The amount of fascinating information that has not been seen before is generous...What a story! And what a story to come...I can't wait for the sequels."-- The New York Times Book Review (Volumes 1,2 and 3)

— New York Times Book Review

"Undoubtedly and deservedly, the Scribner's volumes will become the standard reference works for the history of American film." --Film Quarterly (Volumes 1-3)

— Film Quarterly

"There's no doubt that these books will find use in college libraries across the nation."-- Booklist

— Booklist

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History of the American Cinema: An Evening’s Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928, Volume 3  (ISBN-10: 068418415X | ISBN-13: 9780684184159)

This award-winning examination of the American film industry has already been acclaimed as "A major achievement in film history, unlikely to be surpassed for many years" (American Historical Review) and an "indispensable" set (Film Quarterly) that "should become the standard reference work in every American library" (Choice).

The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Each volume focuses on a separate decade, providing a narrative on the evolution of both the business and the art of film in America. Each volume is heavily illustrated, and ends with several indexes, notes, a bibliography and a variety of appendixes of top-grossing films, stars and Oscar winners, and more.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $183.00

History of the American Cinema: An Evening’s Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928, Volume 3  (ISBN-10: 068418415X | ISBN-13: 9780684184159)

This award-winning examination of the American film industry has already been acclaimed as "A major achievement in film history, unlikely to be surpassed for many years" (American Historical Review) and an "indispensable" set (Film Quarterly) that "should become the standard reference work in every American library" (Choice).

The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them. Each volume focuses on a separate decade, providing a narrative on the evolution of both the business and the art of film in America. Each volume is heavily illustrated, and ends with several indexes, notes, a bibliography and a variety of appendixes of top-grossing films, stars and Oscar winners, and more.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $183.00