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Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography

Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography
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Description: The success of movies like The Artist and Hugo recreated the wonder and magic of silent film for modern audiences, many of whom might never have experienced a movie without sound. But while the American silent movie was one of the most significant popular art forms of the modern age, it is also one that is largely lost to us, as more than eighty percent of silent films have disappeared, the victims of age, disaster, and neglect. We now know about many of these cinematic masterpieces only from the collections of still portraits and production photographs that were originally created for publicity and reference. Capturing the beau ... (more)
Manufacturer: University Of Chicago Press
Release date: 18 June 2013
ISBN-10 : 022601326X | ISBN-13: 9780226013268
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