My Father A Silent Films Pioneer

Autore: George E. McAvoy
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 1467025348
Grandezza: 10,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8044

Henry McAvoy was employed by Fox Silent Films as Location Manager from 1915 until his death in 1920. Henry had managed a fire works company, which gave him the experience of handling explosives to becoming an electrician. His job included that whenever Fox needed anything (submarines, war ships, naval aircraft. locations for filming) it was his job to acquire it. It was also his job to handle the explosives that were used in the thrilling scenes. The breathtaking scenes that thrilled the audiences were staged at the location. Many times this almost cost the life of one of the actors or actresses and in one case did. Author George McAvoy was only three months old when his father was killed in a dynamite explosion in his own garage. George only knew of his father, Henry McAvoy, through stories passed down from his mother and two brothers, from the letters his father had written to his mother when they were courting and when he was traveling, and from the thousands of photographs that his father took. George McAvoy uses these photos to tell the story of his entrepreneurial father who during the period of silent films became in charge of Fox Films special effects and finding the right locations for movies to be filmed. It was a much wilder time in the film industry when the center was Fort Lee, New Jersey, before the move to Hollywood. Many more risks were taken and there were few, if any, stuntmen. Unfortunately much of the film history was destroyed in a large fire at the Fort Lee storage warehouse where the highly flammable films were kept. The story includes onsite tales of filming and details of Henry McAvoy’s family life.

Forgotten Stars

Autore: Jonathan Croall
ISBN: 9781781960912
Grandezza: 38,15 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3391

Drawing on a previously unseen family archive, biographer Jonathan Croall explores the rapid rise to film stardom of his father, John Stuart. He also focuses on other 1920s stars and the pressures they faces from fans, the press and Hollywood. He explores the pioneering work of such directors as Hitchcock, Elvey, Asquith and Saville, and describes the impact, often tragic, of the coming of sound on the careers of the stars.

European Silent Films On Video

Autore: William B. Parrill
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476610215
Grandezza: 69,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6813

This book is a critical encyclopedia of silent European films currently available on DVD, laser disc, and VHS. It provides concise and accurate summaries of the films, evaluates the quality of the prints, discusses the changing reputations of both films and filmmakers, and considers how the techniques developed during the silent period continue to influence filmmaking today. The book cites contemporary and recent criticism of the films and includes an extensive bibliography as well as a list of films by director. Numerous photos are also included.

A Biographical Dictionary Of Silent Film Western Actors And Actresses

Autore: George A. Katchmer
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476609055
Grandezza: 41,89 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5938

Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were an established genre. The men and women who brought to life cowboys, cowgirls, villains, sidekicks, distressed damsels and outraged townspeople often continued with their film careers, finding success and fame well into the sound era--always knowing that it was in silent Westerns that their careers began. More than a thousand of these once-silent Western players are featured in this fully indexed encyclopedic work. Each entry includes a detailed biography, covering both personal and professional milestones and a complete Western filmography. A foreword is supplied by Diana Serra Cary (formerly the child star "Baby Peggy"), who performed with many of the actors herein.

Music And The Silent Film

Autore: Martin Miller Marks
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195361636
Grandezza: 61,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 784

In this book, a leading authority on film music examines scores of the silent film era. The first of three projected volumes investigating music written for films, this thoughtful and pathbreaking study demonstrates the richness of silent film music as it details the way in which scores were often planned from the start as an integral part of the whole cinematic experience. Following an introductory chapter that outlines several key theoretical questions and surveys eight decades of writing on film music, Martin Miller Marks focuses on those scores created between 1895 and 1924. He begins by considering two early examples, one German (written by persons unknown for Skladanowsky's Bioskop exhibitions in 1895 and 1896) and one French (scored by Camille Saint-Saëns for the 1908 film L'Assassinat du Duc de Guise). Subsequent chapters fully discuss Walter Cleveland Simon's music for the American film An Arabian Tragedy (1912) as well as the Joseph Breil accompaniment to D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915). As described in this book, Breil's memorable score--though a compilation derived from many sources--was played by an orchestra as Griffith's sweeping images filled the screen, thus contributing significantly to the great film's success while also achieving remarkable power in its own right. Marks then concludes with a look at Erik Satie's witty and innovative music for the French film Entr'acte (1924), which was the first film score of consequence by an avant-garde composer. Giving unprecedented attention to a vibrant, important, and oft-neglected facet of twentieth-century music, Music and the Silent Film will interest scholars of film theory, film history, modern music, and modern aesthetics.

Isabella A Pioneer Battered Wife

Autore: Patricia Dalton-Graham
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 1463418159
Grandezza: 79,99 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8615

In the town of Garnett, Kansas, in the year of 1919, most of the townspeople viewed the Kings as an idyllic couple. They lived in a big house out at the edge of town and Andrew was reported to be a man of considerable wealth. They thought nothing was too good for Andrews wife Isabella. Or so they thought Many woman sighed as the handsome couple drove by in the latest motor car. What they didnt know, is that evil lurked in the mind and heart of Andrew Jackson King. They also didnt know that Isabella had been living a hellish nightmare for the 32 years of her marriage to Andrew. And the smile on her face as they drove through town covered up her thoughts and the pain of yet one more day of living in this nightmare. Isabellas only goal in life was to protect her son and his family from the evils of Andrew Jackson King. As it turned out she was not too far away protecting herself and her family with the fatal shooting of her husband on March 9, 1919. She was arrested on first degree murder and then spent the next two years on trial judged by an all male jury.

The Father Of Hollywood

Autore: Gaelyn Whitley Keith
Editore: The Father Of Hollywood
ISBN: 1419641948
Grandezza: 24,78 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 990

In The Father of Hollywood, author Gaelyn Whitley Keith introduces readers to her great-grandfather, HJ Whitley who, through insight, genius and determination took a plain parcel of land and designed what would become the world's most recognizable address: Hollywood. From HJ Whitley's engineering feats-he developed over 140 communities across the United States-to his friendships with President Teddy Roosevelt and untold numbers of Hollywood stars, The Father of Hollywood is more than the story of one man. It is also a comprehensive look into the birth of a film industry and the people who nurtured its incomparable growth.

Encyclopaedia Of Hindi Cinema

Autore: Encyclopedia Britannica
Editore: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788179910665
Grandezza: 38,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8647

The Encyclopaedia Which Brings Together An Array Of Experts, Gives A Perspective On The Fascinating Journey Of Hindi Cinema From The Turn Of The Last Century To Becoming A Leader In The World Of Celluloid.

Film Study

Autore: Frank Manchel
Editore: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838634127
Grandezza: 71,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6381

The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.

An Amorous History Of The Silver Screen

Autore: Zhang Zhen
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226982373
Grandezza: 71,38 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7549

Illustrating the cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change, this book reveals the intricacies of the cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, drama, and literature.

Russia In Search Of Itself

Autore: James H. Billington
Editore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
ISBN: 0801879760
Grandezza: 56,96 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8782

The Librarian of Congress and author of The Face of Russia takes a close-up look at one of the world's most pressing issues, the turbulent conditions of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the efforts of Russia to find a post-Soviet identity.

Early And Silent Cinema

Autore: Keith Withall
Editore: Auteur Pub
Grandezza: 69,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8098

In his Teachers Guide to Early and Silent Cinema, Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound but also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from this period some well known (including Griffiths The Birth of a Nation, Eisensteins Strike and Chaplins The Kid), some perhaps less familiar (including Murnaus The Last Laugh and Oscar Micheauxs Within Our Gates). As well as covering in detail the major film-making figures and nations of the period, the author also offers insights into the industry in less well documented areas. Throughout, the films and film-makers are placed in the context of rapid world-wide industrial and social change.

Conversations With Cinematographers

Autore: David A. Ellis
Editore: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810881268
Grandezza: 54,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5948

In Conversations with Cinematographers, David Ellis has assembled interviews with some of the most influential and highly regarded cameramen of the last half century and more. While their names may not be known by the general public, these men and their work have left indelible imprints on the silver screen, and several are award-winning artists. Along with many camera operators who were also interviewed, these cinematographers recount their experiences on sets and reveal what it was like to work with some of the most acclaimed directors of all time.

Actors Of The Spaghetti Westerns

Autore: James Prickette
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469144298
Grandezza: 20,94 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3978

Musical accompaniment were jazzed up renditions that basically fit the art form like a glove with a stylish beat that usually pounded out the action as the story unfolded. The music set the mood and the audiences followed. Most of these films would never reach America during the era, even though they were generally aimed at the American film goers. The Actors who went to Italy and got involved in these lucrative new genre spinoffs all enjoyed star status, recognition and glow of the limelight that came with it. These are the Actors were talking about here.

Hollywood The Pioneers

Autore: Kevin Brownlow
Editore: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Grandezza: 36,90 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1061

The acclaimed film historian's history of silent movies draws on the recollections of actors, directors, producers, cameramen, art directors, property men, editors, and stunt men and is richly enhanced by three hundred remarkable photographs

Animating With Stop Motion Pro

Autore: Mark Sawicki
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136135898
Grandezza: 48,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2707

Animating with Stop Motion Pro is comprehensive, hands-on guide to achieving professional results with Stop Motion Pro 7.0 software. Gone are the days of stop motion guesswork and waiting to see the finalized result of your meticulous, labor intensive animations. With the push of a mouse button and the Stop Motion Pro software, animators have ten times the capability of simple camera stop motion capture. Re-visualize stop motion character movements, graph these movements and composite characters into a flawless animations with the techniques and step by step tutorials featured in Animating with Stop Motion Pro. Detailed exercises allow you to develop professional animations with the included free trial of Stop Motion Pro 7.0.

Pioneers Of Personality Science

Autore: Stephen Strack, PhD
Grandezza: 73,72 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5775


The Illustrated Weekly Of India

Grandezza: 43,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6985

Women In Film

Autore: Annette Kuhn
Editore: Ballantine Books
Grandezza: 35,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 939

Offers over 600 critical and biographical entries on women involved in the film industry in fields other than acting

Hollywood Presents Jules Verne

Autore: Brian Taves
Editore: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813161134
Grandezza: 21,12 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2974

Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth. One of the most widely translated authors of all time, Verne has inspired filmmakers since the early silent period and continues to fascinate audiences more than one hundred years after his works were first published. His riveting plots and vivid descriptions easily transform into compelling scripts and dramatic visual compositions. In Hollywood Presents Jules Verne, Brian Taves investigates the indelible mark that the author has left on English-language cinema. Adaptations of Verne's tales have taken many forms -- early movie shorts, serials, feature films, miniseries, and television shows -- and have been produced as both animated and live-action films. Taves illuminates how, as these stories have been made and remade over the years, each new adaptation looks back not only to Verne's words but also to previous screen incarnations. He also examines how generations of actors have portrayed iconic characters such as Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, and how these figures are treated in pastiches such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). Investigating the biggest box-office hits as well as lower-budget productions, this comprehensive study will appeal not only to fans of the writer's work but also to readers interested in the ever-changing relationship between literature, theater, and film.