Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture

Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture

Peter Kobel Martin Scorsese Kevin Brownlow / Sep 19, 2019

Silent Movies The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture A gorgeous lavish history of silent movies with than amazing images captures the birth of film and icons like Chaplin Garbo Clara Bow and Valentino Drawing on the extraordinary collection of T

  • Title: Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture
  • Author: Peter Kobel Martin Scorsese Kevin Brownlow
  • ISBN: 9780316117913
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A gorgeous, lavish history of silent movies with than 400 amazing images captures the birth of film and icons like Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest repositories for silent film and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history of silent film FromA gorgeous, lavish history of silent movies with than 400 amazing images captures the birth of film and icons like Chaplin, Garbo, Clara Bow, and Valentino Drawing on the extraordinary collection of The Library of Congress, one of the greatest repositories for silent film and memorabilia, Peter Kobel has created the definitive visual history of silent film From its birth in the 1890s, with the earliest narrative shorts, through the brilliant full length features of the 1920s, SILENT MOVIES captures the greatest directors and actors and their immortal films SILENT MOVIES also looks at the technology of early film, the use of color photography, and the restoration work being spearheaded by some of Hollywood s most important directors, such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola Richly illustrated from the Library of Congress s extensive collection of posters, paper prints, film stills, and memorabilia most of which have never been in print SILENT MOVIES is an important work of history that will also be a sought after gift book for all lovers of film.

    Silent film Silent Movies That Everyone Should See cheatsheet History of Silent Movies Silent Film Resources Octane Silent movies were just that movies that did not have any talking or music in them To provide drama and excitement to movies, live music was played in sync with the action on the screen, by pianos, organs, and other instruments The silent movie producers brought famous films such as Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Circus and many others. Top silent movies Film The Guardian Think silent films reached a high point with The Artist The pre sound era produced some of the most beautiful, arresting films ever made From City Lights to Metropolis, Guardian and Observer Free Silent Movies Classic Silent Films Watch your favorite silent films ever made The best thing about old classic silent movies is that they are absolutely free to watch and download legally Check out our list of old silent films, your greatest source of information on the internet about silent films watch or download directly to your computer. Silent Movies The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Silent Movies is a fine review of the silent film era of Hollywood Best of all are the numerous posters and photographs included in the book Arranged by topic, it makes understanding the economics and the culture of the early films easier to comprehend. Silent Movie Jun , Silent Movie A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years. Free Silent Films The Great Classics Open Culture Free Silent Films The Great Classics Watch over free silent films Including some of the most important films ever made Watch films by Luis Buuel and Salvador Dali, Charlie Chaplin, Dziga Vertov, D.W Griffith, Alfred Hitchcock, Sergei Eisenstein, The Silent Film Era Essential Films You Should Watch The tl dr version of the silent film era Maybe you ve never seen a silent film Or maybe you ve seen a few, but would like to explore further.

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      • Peter Kobel Martin Scorsese Kevin Brownlow

        Peter Kobel has worked as an editor at Entertainment Weekly, ARTnews, and Premiere and has contributed articles to The New York Times and Chicago Tribune, among many other publications.His critically acclaimed book Silent Movies The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture Little, Brown was published in collaboration with the Library of Congress His biography of the controversial physical anthropologist John Buettner Janusch will be published by Globe Pequot Press in July.Kobel has also served as an advocate for conservation and social justice at several nonprofit organizations.


    453 Comments

    1. This book is full of gorgeous photos, but if you are only going to write 3 paragraphs about Louise Brooks, don't make sure to mention that she worked for an escort service after she quit making movies. I guess I just broke my own rule, but that really burnt my toast. Respect, people.


    2. Fascinating book, really well done. Illustrations and over-size format incredible. If you like early Hollywood -- it's a must.


    3. This book is the perfect introduction to the world of silent motion pictures. I say that having read many books about silent film history.I frequently encounter people who have a skewed perception of silent movies. Without having seen them (or after only seeing brief clips frequently speeded up for comedic effect), they believe that all of them are ridiculously over-acted with minimal production values and the simplest of storylines. The writer, Peter Kobel, helps to set the record straight.If a [...]


    4. Utterly stunning and beautiful coffee table book on silent film. Had tons of information (most of it is pretty well known to buffs but great for newbies to silent film) and large sections on some of the most important stars. The photos alone make it worth owning in my opinion and my only complaint is some repeating of Hollywood gossip that has long since been proven incorrect. It definitely has tons more info than the average film book though, and current works on silent film can be hard to find [...]


    5. A beautifully illustrated, big coffee table book, with an interesting text, but it's the pictures that make this book so enjoyable. To put it mildly "Silent Movies" are a big subject spanning over 30 years of film history. If you thought all there was to this period of cinema were jerky, badly scratched grainy black and white films of Charlie Chaplin falling over, you may be in for something of a surprise! If however like me you think that the silent era was actually cinemas finest, this book ca [...]


    6. This was an entertaining overview of the history of film from its origins in the late 19th century throughout the silent era, which lasted until the late 1920's in the United States. The book covers the major inventors, directors, and stars of the period, and the author is just opinionated enough to add some spice.One of the book's main strengths is the photos and poster art illustrations. I may have missed out on some of the impact of these by reading this as an ebook.


    7. A piece of delightful eye candy for silent film fans. It's not the most comprehensive book on silent films, but completely worth buying just for the beautiful pictures. I can't get enough of looking at all the pictures.


    8. An absolutely fantastic introduction to silent movies, released in cooperation with the Library of Congress. A must for any silent movie fan!


    9. Una storia concisa del cinema muto.La prefazione è di Martin Scorsese, noto appassionato della storia del cinema.L'autore, forse incerto sull'approccio da scegliere, dedica un capitolo a un racconto sequenziale, cronologico, che segue l'evoluzione di questo mezzo di comunicazione, un'altro ad una panoramica sui generi, ed altri ancora ad una rassegna delle figure più importanti (attori, registi).Così facendo, inevitabilmente, il materiale è trattato solo superficialmente, ma serve bene allo [...]



    10. This is a beautiful, lushly illustrated, coffee table book that is better for browsing than for reading. Peter Kobel covers a lot of the same material that William K. Everson did in his much earlier American Silent Film, but with not as much depth. Kobel does cover some aspects more deeply than Everson did: the early technology of color film, the musical scores of the silents, and silent films from Europe and the Soviet Union. And there's a good chapter that gets us up-to-date (as of 2007, anywa [...]


    11. I've set this book aside for a while. I've read about a quarter of it. The author crams in a lot of detail and history about silent film and its stars, but his writing comes off workmanlike. His prose can't compete with the images contained within his book--the luscious star photographs like the Clara Bow that graces the cover, the colorful posters and other ephemera, and the photographs of the mechanical aspects of filmmaking like the original cameras. I would recommend this book mainly for its [...]


    12. I should have stopped at the subtitle: "the triumph of movie culture"?!? What does that even mean? Some really great illustrations (including some great reproductions of trade and fan magazines from the 20s), but other than that, what can you say about a book about "silent movies" that deigns to include "international" (read: non-English language) cinema in a single chapter?


    13. This was very informative. I loved this book. I love old movies so this book was a very good read. I hated trying to pronounce the foreign names though. Haha. Very difficult. I recommend this book to anyone who has a passion for old films. (:


    14. Great as a coffee table book to glance through and admire the pretty pictures, but that's about all. Very shallow and disjointed. For the extremely casual observer only. NOT for the true film student or historical researcher.


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