Turn off the TV, get comfy, and get ready to step back in time. Once you open SILENT MOVIES, you’ll be reading for quite a while. This is the definitive illustrated history of silent movies. Drawing on the Library of Congress’ collection of movies and memorabilia, this book explores the world of silent film from its birth in the 1890’s to the great full length features of the 1920’s. The producers, directors and actors -- pioneers at the time -- created a medium of expression unlike any previously seen, and a new kind of celebrity: the movie star. All the great ones are here in their many roles, along with an in-depth look at film technology, set design, costumes, advertising and promotion. Beautifully designed and illustrated with over 400 film stills, ads, lobby cards and drawings, many never published. This will be a treasured gift for any film fan. Foreward by Martin Scorsese. 300 pages,
9-1/2” X 12-1/1".
BK249 - Silent Movies:
The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture