The Movies in the Age of Innocence, 3d ed.

The Movies in the Age of Innocence, 3d ed.

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Upon its original publication in 1962, Edward Wagenknecht's The Movies in the Age of Innocence immediately earned recognition as a classic in the history of early cinema. A tribute to American silent film from the first-person perspective of one who grew up with the medium, the volume surveys the pre-feature and feature era of silent films from a distinctly literary standpoint and considers the careers of directors like D. W. Griffith and Erich von Stroheim, and actors such as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish. With nearly 90 illustrations from early films, fan magazines and brochures, indices of film titles and names, and an appendix containing Wagenknecht's otherwise unavailable 1927 pamphlet Lillian Gish: An Interpretation, this third edition retains its significance today.It was a significant milestone when he consented to move from his beloved Smith Corona manual to a portable electric typewriter, mainly because it spared his fingers wear and tear. But he never moved further to a word processor or computer.

Title:The Movies in the Age of Innocence, 3d ed.
Author:Edward Wagenknecht
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-10-13


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