Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth is a broad cultural study that connects the rise of film to the rise of America as a cultural center and world power in the twentieth century. Cohen argues that through the medium of silent film, America was able to sever its literary and linguistic ties to Europe, assert its cultural independence, and forge a unique form of cultural expression. Silent films drew on elements developed in popular forms of representation like photography, landscape panoramas, and vaudeville performance to create a medium that more accurately represented the American experience.Lawrencea#39;s diction includes colloquialisms *, highly connotative * words and phrases, many simple ... Find examples of each kind. 3. Make a list of ... Although Lawrence admires The Scarlet Letter for its psychological insights and its essential truth, he calls it aquot;the most colossal satire ever pennedaquot; (39) and in line 35 a aquot;farce.
|Title||:||Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth|
|Author||:||Paula Marantz Cohen Professor of Humanities Drexel University|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2001-04-03|