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The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915
     

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915

by Eileen Bowser
 

Eileen Bowser chronicles the history of the American film business from the days of storefront nickelodeons to the premiere of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. The effect of the surroundings—the size of the hall; whether the film was shown alone or along with vaudeville entertainment; and the size, quality, and relevance of the musical

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Eileen Bowser chronicles the history of the American film business from the days of storefront nickelodeons to the premiere of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. The effect of the surroundings—the size of the hall; whether the film was shown alone or along with vaudeville entertainment; and the size, quality, and relevance of the musical background—are all examined for their impact on the filmgoing experience.

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See preceding entries. Volume two examines the contributions of the countless film figures who helped to shape the industry and to establish Hollywood as the film capital. In this period, the star system developed and the silent film became a full-fledged art form with its own place in the world of business. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520085343
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/04/1994
Series:
History of the American Cinema Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Eileen Bowser is former Curator of Film at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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