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By Charlie Keil,Ben Singer

ISBN-10: 0813544459

ISBN-13: 9780813544458

It was once throughout the teenagers that filmmaking really got here into its personal. significantly, the migration of studios to the West Coast tested a connection among moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood.

The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s discover the fast advancements of the last decade that started with D. W. Griffith's unequalled one-reelers. through mid-decade, multi-reel function motion pictures have been profoundly reshaping the and deluxe theaters have been outfitted to draw the broadest attainable viewers. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks turned very important and firms begun writing high-profile contracts to safe them. With the outbreak of worldwide struggle I, the political, monetary, and commercial foundation was once laid for American cinema's worldwide dominance. via the tip of the last decade, filmmaking had develop into a real undefined, whole with vertical integration, effective specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies.

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