The General

The General

by Peter Kramer

Paperback(1st ed. 2016)

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Offering a fresh perspective on The General, arguably one of the most successful American films of the silent era, this insightful text analyses its initial critical reception and the thematic and stylistic characteristics of the film that made it difficult for critics to appreciate at the time, but led to its celebration by later generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844579150
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 07/29/2016
Series: BFI Film Classics Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Peter Kramer is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has written and edited a number of books, including Screen Acting (1999), The Silent Cinema Reader (2003), The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars (2006), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2010) and Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (2014).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- 1. Family Affairs.- 2. A Trademark and Profits.- 3. The Appeal of Historical Drama.- 4. From Book to Film.- 5. A Film in Six Parts.-6. Love and War.- 7. Style, Spectacle and Story.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Credits.

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