A history of silent film from magic lanterns to the advent of sound. SFX, Lumiere, The Great Train Robbery (1903), D. W. Griffith, music hall, British silent film industry, beginnings of Hollywood, Mary Pickford - America's sweetheart, Sparrows (1926),The Kid (1921), Sunrise (1927), F. W. Murnau, Mack Sennett's comic touch, Erich von Stroheim - the unruly giant, Greed (1925), Gloria Swanson, Asta Nielsen, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Clara Bow, Wings (1927), John Gilbert, The Big Parade (1925), Pandora's box (1929), Louise Brooks, Scandinavia and Germany - silents of the North, Victor Sjostrom and Mauritz Stiller - Sweden's silent masters, Goesta Berlings Saga (1924), Carl Theodor Dreyer - in search of the spiritual self, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Lon Chaney - the man of a thousand faces, the silent films of John Ford The Covered Wagon (1923), Rex Ingram, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Poster art and revolution, Battleship Potemkin, Thomas H. Ince, Westerns, Abel Gance, Napoleon (1927), Louis Delluc, Un Chien Andalou (1928), Charles Chaplin, The Gold Rush (1925), Harold Lloyd, The General (1926), Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon and Larry Semon, Hitchcock, The Lodger (1926), Japan, I was Born, But… (1932), UFA, Metropolis (1927)

Item number 42714
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Dimensions height: 291mm, width: 220mm, depth: 21mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Ann Lloyd (editor)
David Robison (consultant editor)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection