American Cinema of the 1920s

American Cinema of the 1920s

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In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino, while black performers (relegated to qrace filmsq) appeared infrequently in mainstream movies.More marvelous still is the boya#39;s rather literal interpretation of his detective manuala#39;s advice: a€œshadow your man closely.a€ Suspicious of the Sheik, who has slipped the pawn ticket for a stolen pocket watch in the boya#39;s pocket, he follows his rival out of the house, down the street, and toward a railway track. This makes good narrative sense, but another sense equally prevails. Executed with unerring anbsp;...

Title:American Cinema of the 1920s
Author:Lucy Fischer
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2009


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