The Silent Screen: Essays in Honor of American Executives, Directors, Stars, Comedians and Films, 1896-1926

The Silent Screen: Essays in Honor of American Executives, Directors, Stars, Comedians and Films, 1896-1926

by Richard Dyer MacCann
     
 

A selective history for those who want to be informed without being overwhelmed, who would like to know enough about the silent era to feel at home there, respect its artists, and admire their work.See more details below

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A selective history for those who want to be informed without being overwhelmed, who would like to know enough about the silent era to feel at home there, respect its artists, and admire their work.

Editorial Reviews

The Silent Film Monthly
The value of this book lies in the author's use of the most recent scholarship, which he incorporates into his text, resulting in a more accurate view of the silent era.
Rapport
There's little doubt that every movie buff, veteran or novice, will find something of value in this sampler of MacCann's writings, perhaps even inspiring you to search out and read MacCann's books of movie history.
The Silents Majority
Professor MacCann gives us more than a dry recitation. His well-researched writings are infusyed with a love and fascination for his subject. Selected essays provide an overview of the notable personalities and genres that evolved from the silent era...reading the book is...like approaching an interesting house with many windows. Peering in each window reveals its own secrets...it is important to encourage the publishing industry to provide new books, like Professor McCann's...
Silents Majority
Professor MacCann gives us more than a dry recitation. His well-researched writings are infusyed with a love and fascination for his subject. Selected essays provide an overview of the notable personalities and genres that evolved from the silent era...reading the book is...like approaching an interesting house with many windows. Peering in each window reveals its own secrets...it is important to encourage the publishing industry to provide new books, like Professor McCann's....
Booknews
Culled from the author's five previous anthologies on the history of early film, this volume contains 15 essays which together provide a selective history of the first 30 years of Hollywood film-making. Some b&w photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810833685
Publisher:
The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
American Movies Series, #6
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.66(d)

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