Charlie Keil,Ben Singer's American Cinema of the 1910s: Themes and Variations (Screen PDF

By Charlie Keil,Ben Singer

ISBN-10: 0813544459

ISBN-13: 9780813544458

It used to be in the course of the kids that filmmaking actually got here into its personal. particularly, the migration of studios to the West Coast verified a connection among moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood.

The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s discover the speedy advancements of the last decade that begun with D. W. Griffith's unequalled one-reelers. by way of mid-decade, multi-reel characteristic motion pictures have been profoundly reshaping the and deluxe theaters have been equipped to draw the broadest attainable viewers. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks turned extremely important and corporations started writing high-profile contracts to safe them. With the outbreak of worldwide conflict I, the political, financial, and business foundation used to be laid for American cinema's worldwide dominance. by means of the tip of the last decade, filmmaking had turn into a real undefined, whole with vertical integration, effective specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies.

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