Silent Films, 1877-1996: A Critical Guide to 646 Movies

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McFarland, 1999 - Performing Arts - 586 pages
This film reference covers 646 silent motion pictures, from Eadweard Muybridge's initial motion photography experiments in 1877 to the 1996 silent film effort, The Taxi Dancer. Among the genre included are classics, dramas, Westerns, light comedies, documentaries and even poorly produced early pornography. Masterpieces such as Joan the Woman (1916), Intolerance (1916) and Faust (1926) can be found, as well as rare titles that have not received coverage since their original releases.

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Expanding on his Silent Films on Video (McFarland, 1996), Klepper offers his personal appraisal of 646 films. Arranged by year of release and then alphabetically by title, the entries provide a ... Read full review


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The late silent film historian Robert K. Klepper has written numerous articles and video reviews covering the silent and talkie eras for Classic Images, Films of the Golden Age, and Silents Majority. Also the author of Silent Films on Video (1996), he lived in Pensacola, Florida.

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