Behind the Mask of Innocence

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University of California Press, 1992 - History - 579 pages
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00 Combining film history and social history, Kevin Brownlow surveys the treatment of contemporary social problems by film directors and producers in the early part of the century. This is the definitive history of silent films, documenting many that have been lost or forgotten. Combining film history and social history, Kevin Brownlow surveys the treatment of contemporary social problems by film directors and producers in the early part of the century. This is the definitive history of silent films, documenting many that have been lost or forgotten.

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Review: Behind the Mask of Innocence: Films of Social Conscience in the Silent Era

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Looks at deviance in films during the silent era and examines topics such as "abortion, drugs, bootlegging, red-light districts, opium dens, political corruption, poverty, venereal diseases, political ... Read full review

Review: Behind the Mask of Innocence: Films of Social Conscience in the Silent Era

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Extensive discussion of silent films on social problem and ethnic themes. Excellent Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Kevin Brownlow is a film historian and documentary filmmaker whose other books include Parade's Gone By and Napoleon. Mr. Brownlow lives in London.

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