The Parade's Gone By

The Parade's Gone By

by Kevin Brownlow

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Overview

The magic of the silent screen, illuminated by the recollections of those who created it.

They speak in this book––the pioneering directors (Henry King, Clarence Brown, William Wellman), the stars and producer-stars (Harold Lloyd, Mary Pickford, Geraldine Farrar, Gloria Swanson), the cameramen, the film editors, the creative giants of the silent screen who, flying by the seat of their pants, improvised their films on location, evolved––indeed invented––the techniques and concepts that we take for granted today. With frames and photographs you've never seen before, with pungently alive firsthand recollections, The Parade's Gone By... re-creates the earliest days of the movies, how the first moving pictures were actually shot, how the first film makers responded to the new medium untrammeled by rules and conventions––and turned a crude, fumbling gimmick into art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520030688
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/23/1976
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 452,107
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 9.88(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Kevin Brownlow is a British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor. He is best known for his work documenting the history of the silent era.

Table of Contents

I INTRODUCTION 
2 THE PRIMITIVE YEARS 
3 EARLY DAYS AT VITA GRAPH
4 THE EXPERIMENTERS 
5 EARLY HOLLYWOOD
6 FROM BIRTH OF A NATION TO INTOLERANCE 
7 DIRECTORS
8 D.W. GRIFFITH
9 ALLAN DWAN
IO HENRY KING
II MARY PICKFORD 
12 CLARENCE BROWN
13 THE LOST WORK OF EDWARD SLOMAN
14 WILLIAM WELLMAN
15 CECIL B. DE MILLE 
16 fOSEF VON STERNBERG
17 THE CAMERAMAN
18 CHARLES ROSHER
19 ART DIRECTION
20 DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN ROBIN HOOD 
21 THE GOLDEN PATH; OR, THE CURSE OF MELODRAMA
22 SCENARIO 
23 EDITING: THE HIDDEN POWER
24 TWO UNIQUE PROCESSES: TINTING AND TITLING 
25 MARGARET BOOTH
26 WILLIAM HORNBECK 
27 STUNT MEN OF SILENT PICTURES
28 YOU CAN'T MAKE A PICTURE WITHOUT 'EM
29 IT WAS A TOUGH LIFE
30 THE SILENTS WERE NEVER SILENT 
31 ACTING 
32 THE STARS 
33 GERALDINE FARRAR
34 GLORIA SW ANSON
35 BETTY BLYTHE
36 THE HEROIC FIASCO: BEN-HUR 
37 PRODUCERS
38 LOUIS B. MAYER AND IRVING TH ALBERG
39 DAVID 0. SELZNICK
40 WE'RE NOT LAUGHING UKE WE USED TO 
41 REGINALD DENNY
42 HAROLD LLOYD
43 BUSTER KEATON
44 CHAPLIN
45 THE SILENT FILM IN EUROPE
46 ABEL GANCE
47 THE TALKING PICTURE

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