Early American Cinema (New and Revised Edition)

Early American Cinema (New and Revised Edition)

By: Anthony Slide (author)Hardback

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A completely revised and rewritten new edition of the pioneering film book first published in 1970, Early American Cinema, New and Revised Edition provides a concise history of the American motion picture industry before 1920, documenting the work of the early production companies, releasing organizations, filmmakers, and performers, and will serve both as a textbook and a reference source. Chapters cover pre-cinema, the Motion Picture Patents Company, independent filmmaking, the birth of the feature film, Thomas H. Ince, D.W. Griffith, sound and music, the star system, the role of women, new technologies, genres, and the languge, business, and art of the film. The book includes suggestions for further reading, together wiht a general bibliography, and lengthy bibliographies on Ince and Griffith.

About Author

Anthony Slide has published over fifty pioneering works on film history, among them the first volumes dealing exclusively with early American cinema, the Vitagraph Company, the Fine Arts Company, filmmaking in Ireland, film preservation, and a non-theatrical film. He edits the Scarecrow Filmmakers Series and has produced a series of documentary films on silent screen personalities. In 1990 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by Bowling Green University; Lillian Gish called him 'our preeminent historian of the silent film.'


Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Pre-Cinema Chapter 3 2 The Motion Picture Patents Company and the Film Establishment Chapter 4 3 The Independents and a New Establishment Chapter 5 4 The Feature Film Chapter 6 5 Thomas H. Ince Chapter 7 6 D. W. Griffith Chapter 8 7 Sound and Music Chapter 9 8 The Star System Chapter 10 9 The Role of Women Chapter 11 10 New Technologies Chapter 12 11 Genres Chapter 13 12 The Language, Business, and Art of the Film Part 14 General Bibliography Part 15 D. W. Griffith Bibliography Part 16 Thomas H. Ince Bibliography Part 17 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810827110
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 308
  • ID: 9780810827110
  • weight: 531
  • ISBN10: 0810827115
  • edition: New and Revised Edition

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