Silent Movies The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture (Hardcover)
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|A gorgeous, lavish history of silent movies, this edition contains more than 400 amazing images that capture the birth of film and rise of such icons as Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino. Richly illustrated from the Library of Congresss extensive collection, this is an important work of film history.Little, Brown and Company|
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A visual history of the silent film draws on Library of Congress archives to trace its evolution from the early narrative shorts of the 1890s through the full-length features of the 1920s, in an account that also cites the careers of such contributors as Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino. 15,000 first printing.A gorgeous, lavish history of silent movies - with more than 400 amazing images - captures the birth of film and icons like Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino.
Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest repositories for silent film and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history of silent film. From its birth in the 1890s, with the earliest narrative shorts, through the brilliant full-length features of the 1920s, SILENT MOVIES captures the greatest directors and actors and their immortal films. SILENT MOVIES also looks at the technology of early film, the use of color photography, and the restoration work being spearheaded by some of