Paramount in Paris: 300 Films Produced at the Joinville Studios, 1930-1933, with Credits and Biographies

Paramount in Paris: 300 Films Produced at the Joinville Studios, 1930-1933, with Credits and Biographies

by Harry Waldman, Anthony Slide
     
 

In an ambitious attempt to dominate the international sound film market, Paramount, the motion picture powerhouse, invested money abroad where great filmmaking talent was at hand. Waldman looks at the 300 films Paramount produced in Paris and the filmmakers who loaned their genius to an effort that has been overlooked by film historians.See more details below

Overview

In an ambitious attempt to dominate the international sound film market, Paramount, the motion picture powerhouse, invested money abroad where great filmmaking talent was at hand. Waldman looks at the 300 films Paramount produced in Paris and the filmmakers who loaned their genius to an effort that has been overlooked by film historians.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...a useful source of European cinematic history.
Movie Collector's World
Those familiar with Waldman's previous books on Hollywood and foreigners and lost scenes won't be disappointed. He combines all three subjects in one epic of an entire lost foreign studio...Waldman has done quite a job in rescuing one of Hollywood's most intriguing stories from the mysts of time...the synopses (of films often more risqu than would have been allowed in the States) and the biographies are an enticing read.
American Reference Books Annual
...a useful source of European cinematic history.
Past Times
...a fascinating look at the studio's 1930-33 attempts to dominate the market overseas...
Booknews
This book catalogues the films and filmmakers involved in Paramount's foreign language studio in Paris. Open for only three years, the studio managed to produce a total of 300 films not only in French but also in Spanish, Swedish, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch, and Romanian. The author provides release years and summaries of all the films and biographies of the actors, directors, producers, and others who made them. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810834316
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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