The Parade's Gone by ...

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University of California Press, 1968 - Performing Arts - 577 pages
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A narrative and photographic history of the early days of the movies, combining fact, anecdote, and reminiscence in a critical survey of films, actors, directors, producers, writers, editors, technicians, and other participants and hangers-on.
 

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This book is for hardcore silent film fans. Which I am. It's very well-written and very extensive. Even though I've read a lot about the silent era, I hadn't heard of many of the people mentioned in ... Read full review

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A treasure trove of early cinema lore full of rich detail and surprise nuggets the author dug up and displays eloquently. I couldn't put it down and have re-read it twice.
It seems like all films
made since the original greats haven't surpassed them in technique or drama, just technical sophistication. The basics still work. Black & white surpasses computer generated thrills and supersaturated tricky color.
It changed the way I've watched all films since.
I've recommended it to every film student since I read it. It should be in any cinema lovers library. A classic.
 

Contents

introduction 1 Contents 2 THE PRIMITIVE YEARS
6
EARLY DAYS AT VITAGRAPH
13
THE EXPERIMENTERS
21
EARLY HOLLYWOOD
29
FROM BIRTH OF A NATION TO INTOLERANCE
41
DIRECTORS I
65
W GRIFFITH
70
ALLAN DWAN
98
WILLIAM HORNBECK
307
STUNT MEN OF SILENT PICTURES
314
YOU CANT MAKE A PICTURE WITHOUT EM
325
IT WAS A TOUGH LIFE
329
THE SILENTS WERE NEVER SILENT
338
ACTING
343
THE STARS
355
GERALDINE FARRAR
366

HENRY KING
106
MARY PICKFORD
120
CLARENCE BROWN 13j 13 THE LOST WORK OF EDWARD SLOMAN 135
155
WILLIAM WELLMAN
165
CECIL B DE MILLE
179
JOSEF VON STERNBERG j
190
THE CAMERAMAN
207
CHARLES ROSHER
224
ART DIRECTION
238
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN ROBIN HOOD
247
THE GOLDEN PATH OR THE CURSE OF MELODRAMA
260
SCENARIO I
268
THE HIDDEN POWER
280
TINTING AND TITLING
289
MARGARET BOOTH
301
GLORIA SWANSON f
372
BETTY BLYTHE
378
BENHUR
385
PRODUCERS
415
LOUIS B MAYER AND IRVING THALBERG
421
DAVID O SELZNICK
429
WERE NOT LAUGHING LIKE WE USED TO
436
REGINALD DENNY
447
HAROLD LLOYD
457
BUSTER KEATON
473
CHAPLIN
495
THE SILENT FILM IN EUROPE
509
ABEL GANCE
517
THE TALKING PICTURE
565
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