Seductive cinema: the art of silent film

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Knopf, May 1, 1994 - Performing Arts - 319 pages
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From a distinguished film historian comes an exhilarating celebration of silent movies that offers a new understanding of the art. Card talks about the men and women who wrote, directed, filmed and starred in the great silent films and discusses their various achievements. 165 photos.

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User Review  - classicmaiden - LibraryThing

An interesting book because James Card so thoroughly loved Cinema and shares with us his own love and experience with Silent Cinema, having collected films since the 1920s. His frustrations over the ... Read full review

SEDUCTIVE CINEMA: The Art of Silent Film

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An uneven but often delightful tribute to the world of predialogue films. Pioneer film collector Card, founder of the Eastman film archive and the Telluride and Montreal film festivals, may be the ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Card was director of the Department of Film at the George Eastman House of Photography in Rochester, N.Y. for twenty-nine years. The 1998 Telluride Film Festival was dedicated to him, the latest of many honors accorded him during his remarkable career.

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