By Charlie Keil,Ben Singer
The essays in American Cinema of the 1910s discover the swift advancements of the last decade that begun with D. W. Griffith's unmatched one-reelers. via mid-decade, multi-reel characteristic movies have been profoundly reshaping the and deluxe theaters have been outfitted to draw the broadest attainable viewers. Stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks turned very important and firms begun writing high-profile contracts to safe them. With the outbreak of worldwide warfare I, the political, financial, and commercial foundation was once laid for American cinema's worldwide dominance. by way of the tip of the last decade, filmmaking had develop into a real undefined, entire with vertical integration, effective specialization and standardization of practices, and self-regulatory agencies.
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American Cinema of the 1910s: Themes and Variations (Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema) by Charlie Keil,Ben Singer