Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture (Google eBook)
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 Hollywood's most important directors, such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.
Richly illustrated from the Library of Congress's extensive collection of posters, paper prints, film stills, and memorabilia-most of which have never been in print-SILENT MOVIES is an important work of history that will also be a sought-after gift book for all lovers of film.
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Review: Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie CultureUser Review - AJ - Goodreads
Great as a coffee table book to glance through and admire the pretty pictures, but that's about all. Very shallow and disjointed. For the extremely casual observer only. NOT for the true film student or historical researcher. Read full review
Review: Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie CultureUser Review - Benjamin - Goodreads
An absolutely fantastic introduction to silent movies, released in cooperation with the Library of Congress. A must for any silent movie fan! Read full review
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Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture
No preview available - 2009