This Is Where I Came In

This Is Where I Came In

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by Mike Robertson
     
 

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'This Is Where I Came In' captures a period most people know nothing about: the birth of the motion picture industry. Those who think of Charlie Chaplin as the example of what silent movies were like may be surprised to know that films were being produced 20 years before Chaplin got involved. In the closing years of the 19th Century, young J.D. Wilkinson's small-town…  See more details below

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'This Is Where I Came In' captures a period most people know nothing about: the birth of the motion picture industry. Those who think of Charlie Chaplin as the example of what silent movies were like may be surprised to know that films were being produced 20 years before Chaplin got involved. In the closing years of the 19th Century, young J.D. Wilkinson's small-town world is turned upside down when he views the first Texas exhibition of Edison's Vitascope machine. He becomes part of the first baby steps taken by the moving pictures in their move from novelty to art form. J.D. is present for some historic moments and crosses paths with people like D.W. Griffith and Buster Keaton in their formative years. 'This Is Where I Came In' accurately portrays the pioneers whose adventurous spirits shaped the motion picture into the greatest media tool ever invented. Along the way, J.D. experiences the love of a mysterious woman, the hatred of a corrupt official, and his own coming of age in a period when miraculous technologies were being invented almost daily. "I knew movies could capture life," J.D. says. "I just didn't know they would capture mine."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011820359
Publisher:
Mikey''s Imagination Publishing
Publication date:
10/06/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
227 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Robertson is a pastor, speaker and writer in Austin, Texas. 'This Is Where I Came In' is his first novel. He previously published a collection of inspirational essays entitled 'Shiny Spots In the Rust,' which sold out its entire print run and will soon be reissued as an ebook.

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