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Silent Movies & Early Sound Films on DVD: NEW EXPANDED EDITION By John Howard Reid
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Thanks to DVD, a great number of silent films and early talkies are now available for home viewing. In fact, so many of these wonderful movies can now be purchased, rented or borrowed by classic... More > motion picture fans that an up-to-date reference work to the best (and the middling and the worst) has become essential. In this comprehensive guide, fans and enthusiasts will find not only familiar titles like Lon Chaney's "Phantom of the Opera" or Douglas Fairbanks' "Thief of Bagdad" or Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last"; but the less familiar "Down to the Sea in Ships" (starring a young Clara Bow), "Evangeline" (Dolores Del Rio), "Stella Dallas" (Belle Bennett), "Monsieur Beaucaire" (Rudolph Valentino), Ford Sterling's "The Show-Off", and Al Jolson's "Big Boy", to mention just a few of the many hundreds of titles detailed in this massive book. 440 pages of insightful text! Over 110 wonderful photos!< Less
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Thanks to DVD, a great number of silent films and early talkies are now available for home viewing. In fact, so many of these wonderful movies can now be purchased, rented or borrowed by classic... More > motion picture fans that an up-to-date reference work to the best (and the middling and the worst) has become essential. In this comprehensive guide, fans and enthusiasts will find not only familiar titles like Lon Chaney's "Phantom of the Opera" or Douglas Fairbanks' "Thief of Bagdad" or Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last"; but the less familiar "Down to the Sea in Ships" (starring a young Clara Bow), "Evangeline" (Dolores Del Rio), "Stella Dallas" (Belle Bennett), "Monsieur Beaucaire" (Rudolph Valentino), Ford Sterling's "The Show-Off", and Al Jolson's "Big Boy", to mention just a few of the many hundreds of titles detailed in this massive book. 440 pages of insightful text! Over 110 wonderful photos!< Less
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide By John Howard Reid
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A guide to 178 classic Hollywood movies from the 1920s and early 1930s, now available on DVD releases from both major and independent USA companies. These films feature both stars like Mary Pickford,... More > Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, and Wallace Beery, who are still top favorites with movie fans, as well as players like Laura La Plante, Charles Ray, Alice Terry, Pola Negri, Mary Miles Minter, Rod La Rocque, and Mabel Poulton who were also extraordinarily popular in their day. The book is illustrated with 105 well-chosen black-and-white photos from the author's private collection.< Less
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide By John Howard Reid
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A guide to 178 classic Hollywood movies from the 1920s and early 1930s, now available on DVD releases from both major and independent USA companies. These films feature both stars like Mary Pickford,... More > Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, and Wallace Beery, who are still top favorites with movie fans, as well as players like Laura La Plante, Charles Ray, Alice Terry, Pola Negri, Mary Miles Minter, Rod La Rocque, and Mabel Poulton who were also extraordinarily popular in their day. The book is illustrated with 105 well-chosen black-and-white photos from the author's private collection.< Less
George Arliss in DISRAELI: A Graphic Novel Based on the 1921 Silent Film By Robert M. Fells
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Russian meddling in the affairs of western governments is nothing new. Over a century ago, George Arliss starred in a play that told the story of British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli's efforts to... More > purchase the Suez Canal for his country. But his plan was almost thwarted by Russia. The play ran for five years, then Arliss starred in a silent film version, later followed by a sound film version that won him an Academy Award. This graphic novel faithfully recreates the 1921 silent film DISRAELI that today is considered lost.< Less
Native Americans in the Movies Portrayals From Silent Films to the Present By Alda Machado
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An incident from John Ford’s Cheyenne Autumn (1964) dramatizes the two prevailing images of fictional Native Americans in narrative movies. A newspaper editor repeats the typical headlines... More > about the Cheyenne in all the major papers, “Bloodthirsty Savages on the Loose, Burning, Killing, Violating Beautiful White Women” and concludes, “It’s not news anymore.” He then says, “We’re going to take a different tack. We’re going to ‘Grieve of the Noble Red Man.’ We’ll sell more newspapers that way.” With a disregard for historical accuracy similar to that of the editor, directors of westerns have used the images of the Savage or the Noble Red Man to show the superiority of their heroes, or to comment on political, social, and moral issues of their day< Less
British Film Pioneers By Trevor Smith
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Beginning in 1896 and ending in 1930, this fascinating story of the development of British Cinema during the silent era covers many of the films, directors and stars of that period including RW Paul,... More > Walter Forde, Fred Evans, Cecil Hepworth,George Pearson, Maurice Elvey, Alfred Hitchcock and more.< Less
The Valley of Silent Men By James Oliver Curwood
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James Oliver Curwood, (June 12, 1878 – August 13, 1927), was an American novelist and conservationist. A great number of his works were turned into movies, several of which starred Nell Shipman... More > as a brave and adventurous woman in the wilds of the north. Many films from Curwood's writings were made during his lifetime, as well as after his passing through to the 1950s. In 1988 French director Jean-Jacques Annaud used his 1916 novel, The Grizzly King to make the film The Bear. Annaud's success generated a renewed interest in Curwood's stories that resulted in five more films being produced in 1994 and 1995.< Less
Lon Chaney's "The Phantom of the Opera": The Original Novel that Inspired the Classic Silent Film By Gaston Leroux
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An undisputed classic of pure gothic horror and Victorian romance, Gaston Leroux's "Phantom of the Opera" has been adapted time and again for stage and screen. The story of Erik, the... More > hideous and pathetic opera teacher of the beautiful ingenue Christine, the novel takes readers to a world more beautiful and dark, more brimming with romance, mystery and intrigue, than any they have yet experienced. A beloved classic among horror fans since its first publication in 1909, "Phantom" was boldly adapted for the silent screen by the "Man of a Thousand Faces," silent movie icon Lon Chaney Sr., in an iconic performance in 1925.< Less
Bible Stories & Hollywood Films By Terry Rowan
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God appears as the leading charactor in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, and is a presence throughout all of the others, sometimes as an actor on stage but more often as the director behind it. ... More > Stories from the Bible have frequently ben used in Hollywood since the beginning in 1897. There are soubd reasons for motion picture producers to turn to the Bible as sound material, depicting characters or figures from the texts or derived from revelations. Cecil B. DeMille specialized in extravagant epics throughout a career that spanned both silent and sound eras. It has long been popular to make films about the Old Testament, which is the story of a people and also the story of mankind. The book is to understand the many beliefs behind the faiths and religions and Hollywood films!< Less

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