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The Rise of the American Film

A Critical History with an Essay - Experimental Cinema in America, 1921-47

By (author) Lewis Jacobs
Genres: Films, cinema
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Teachers' College Press, New York, United States
Published: 30th Nov 1968
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0807715557
ISBN-13: 9780807715550
Barcode No: 9780807715550
Tracing the development of the movies from their introduction to 1939, the author offers critical interpretations of hundreds of films, analyzing the contributions of inventors, artists, technicians, entrepreneurs and financiers in the growth of this powerful cultural agency.

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A chronological account of the American moving picture industry, from its earliest days to the present, with thorough investigation of pioneer figures, development of technique and style, the growth of the film's importance in actual life, the growth of artistic and mechanical merit, the sudden rise of the business and its tremendous ramifications, the origin of the star system and its results, outstanding pictures and their influence, individual players, directors and the present trend. Whether you agree or not in his critical judgment, it has many kinds of appeal. For the student, for the nostalgic picture-goer for whom old pictures bring delight, for students of American history, for the business man studying business trends, etc. Unique in its field. (Kirkus Reviews)