American Cinema of the 1910s: Themes and Variations

Editor Ben Singer, Charlie Keil

Rutgers University Press | February 4, 2009 | Hardcover

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It was during the teens that filmmaking truly came into its own. Notably, the migration of studios to the West Coast established a connection between moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood.

The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By mid-decade, multi-reel feature films were profoundly reshaping the industry and deluxe theaters were built to attract the broadest possible audience. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks became vitally important and companies began writing high-profile contracts to secure them. With the outbreak of World War I, the political, economic, and industrial groundwork was laid for American cinema's global dominance. By the end of the decade, filmmaking had become a true industry, complete with vertical integration, efficient specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 268 pages, 3.64 × 2.41 × 0.39 in

Published: February 4, 2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813544440

ISBN - 13: 9780813544441

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American Cinema of the 1910s: Themes and Variations

American Cinema of the 1910s: Themes and Variations

Editor Ben Singer, Charlie Keil

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 268 pages, 3.64 × 2.41 × 0.39 in

Published: February 4, 2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813544440

ISBN - 13: 9780813544441

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It was during the teens that filmmaking truly came into its own. Notably, the migration of studios to the West Coast established a connection between moviemaking and the exoticism of Hollywood.

The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By mid-decade, multi-reel feature films were profoundly reshaping the industry and deluxe theaters were built to attract the broadest possible audience. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks became vitally important and companies began writing high-profile contracts to secure them. With the outbreak of World War I, the political, economic, and industrial groundwork was laid for American cinema's global dominance. By the end of the decade, filmmaking had become a true industry, complete with vertical integration, efficient specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies.

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The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s explore the rapid developments of the decade that began with D. W. Griffith's unrivaled one-reelers. By the end of the decade, filmmaking had become a true industry, complete with vertical integration, efficient specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies.