Studying Early and Silent Cinema by Keith WithallStudying Early and Silent Cinema by Keith Withall

Studying Early and Silent Cinema

byKeith Withall

Paperback | December 9, 2014

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In this accessible introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to The Artist, Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound and also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from the period - some well known (including Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, Eisenstein's Strike and Chaplin's The Kid), some perhaps less well familiar (including Murnau's The Last Laugh and Oscar Micheaux's Within Our Gates). As well as covering in detail the major film-making figures and nations of the period, the author also provides insights into the industry in less well documented areas. Throughout, the films and film-makers are placed in the context of rapid worldwide industrial change. (Please note this book is a revised and expanded version of Early and Silent Cinema: A Teacher's Guide, published by Auteur in 2007.)

Keith Withall is a UK-based film studies teacher and writer specialising in early and silent cinema.
Title:Studying Early and Silent CinemaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pagesPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:AuteurLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1906733694

ISBN - 13:9781906733698


Table of Contents

Prologue: What was Silent Cinema?1. The Birth of Cinema2. The Growth of an Industry3. The Teen Years of Cinema4. The Mature Silent Cinema5. Alternative Cinemas6. The Wider ContextEpilogue: Death and Resurrection Bibliography and ResourcesIndex