Charlie Keil,Ben Singer's American Cinema of the 1910s: Themes and Variations (Screen PDF

By Charlie Keil,Ben Singer

It used to be through the teenagers that filmmaking really got here into its personal. particularly, the migration of studios to the West Coast proven a connection among moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood.

The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s discover the quick advancements of the last decade that started with D. W. Griffith's unequalled one-reelers. via mid-decade, multi-reel characteristic motion pictures have been profoundly reshaping the and deluxe theaters have been outfitted to draw the broadest attainable viewers. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks grew to become extremely important and firms begun writing high-profile contracts to safe them. With the outbreak of global battle I, the political, fiscal, and business foundation was once laid for American cinema's worldwide dominance. by means of the tip of the last decade, filmmaking had turn into a real undefined, whole with vertical integration, effective specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies.

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