Behind the screen : the history and techniques of the motion picture / Kenneth Macgowan.

Macgowan, Kenneth, 1888-1963.
New York : Delacorte Press, ©1965.
xv, 528 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Motion pictures -- History.
Motion pictures
Childrens subjects:
Motion pictures -- History.
A mass art for a mass audience. What makes Hollywood run?
Time and the movies
Many inventions and inventors. When pictures began to move, 1825-1885
The pioneers of the 1890s
The silent era begins. The screen turns from science to storytelling
The magic of Melies and of England's editing
American film making, 1902-1912
Store theaters and greenhouse studios
The silent film takes shape. The age of Griffith
The coming of the feature film
The triangle of Griffith, Ince and Sennett
What a photoplay editor saw, 1915-1917
The lure of the primitive screen
The art of Chaplin and lesser comics
The film of the 1920s. Germany and Scandinavia take the lead
Russia's film revolution
Hollywood's gilded decade
The twilight of the silent stars
The coming of sound. The inventive struggle, 1906-1926
'Garbo talks!'
Studio organization. How a major studio works
The old order changeth
The search for story material
The problem of censorship. To see or not to see?
Classification : 'For adults only'
The masters of film making. The screen writer and his problems
The director : prime partner in film making
The cutter : right arm of the director
The cameraman's contribution
The picture reshaped. The screen's 'new look' : wider and deeper
The wide screen, 1900-1930-1952
New ways with sound and distribution.
Includes index.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
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Penn Chronology:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Macgowan, Kenneth, 1888-1963. Behind the screen.
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