By Christophe P. Jacobs,Donald McCaffrey

The most modern supplying from the Reference courses to the World's Cinema sequence, this serious survey of key movies, actors, administrators, and screenwriters throughout the silent period of the yank cinema bargains a broad-ranging portrait of the movie creation of silent movie. particular yet concise alphabetical entries contain over a hundred movie titles and a hundred and fifty team of workers. An introductory bankruptcy explores the early development of the recent silent medium whereas the ultimate bankruptcy of this encyclopedic research examines the sophistication of the silent cinema. those chapters define movie heritage from its beginnings till the perfection of synchronized sound, and mirror upon the subjects and methods tested with the silent cinema that persisted into the sound period via sleek times.

The annotated entries, alphabetically prepared via movie identify or group of workers, comprise short bibliographies and filmographies. An appendix lists secondary yet vital videos and their creators. movie and pop culture students will delight in the significant quantity of data that has been culled from a variety of resources and that builds upon the elevated reviews and learn of the prior ten years.

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