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Silent Cinema [Paperback]

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Silent cinema was never truly silent as performances were more often than not accompanied by live music and the noise of enthusiastic audiences. Yet silent cinema is regarded as a specific era in the history of the medium, and often as a separate art form in its own right. New York Times-bestselling author Brian J. Robb's lively resource traces how, from the origins of cinema onwards to the coming of sound in 1929 with The Jazz Singer, many of the ground rules of cinema were laid and filmmaking techniques developed, including editing and special effects, styles of acting, and filming on location. Studying the earliest origins of cinema, including the stars, comedians, and directors who became popular from the late-Victorian era to the end of the 1920s, including D. W. Griffiths, Cecil B. DeMille, and Sergi Eisenstein, this book also includes a look at the Hollywood scandals of the time. The accompanying DVD includes lengthy excerpts from films such as The Perils of Pauline, Phantom of the Opera, Salomé, and Son of the Sheik.

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Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2007
Publisher   Oldcastle Books
ISBN  1904048633  
ISBN13  9781904048633  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Brian J. Robb is a writer and biographer whose previous books includ a "New York Times-"bestselling biography of Leonardo DiCaprio; "Screams & Nightmares," the definitive book on horror director Wes Craven; biographies of Johnny Depp and Ewan McGregor; and "Counterfeit Worlds," He is managing editor at "Titan Magazines "and editor of the "Official Star Wars Magazine,"

Brian J. Robb currently resides in Edinburgh.

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