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American Silent Film Comedies

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Persons, Studios and Terminology

Blair Miller (author)

ISBN: 9780786438839

Publication Date: Oct 2008

Format: Paperback

Many movie genres developed during the silent era, but none was as lasting as comedies. This reference work covers the people, studios, technical companies and terms associated with silent film comedy. It also includes a capsule biography, with birth and death rates and a summary of their contribution to the genre.
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Many movie genres developed during the silent era, but none was as lasting as comedies. Actors and actresses stood in front of crude, hand-cranked cameras and invented a style that made people laugh and forget their troubles.This is a comprehensive reference work to the people, studios, technical companies and terms associated with silent film comedy. For people, there is a capsule biography, with birth and death rates and a summary of their contribution to the genre. For studios and companies, there is a brief history, focusing on their work in silent film comedy. For terms, a full definition is given.
Illustrations 59 photographs, chronology
Pages 292
Date Published 30 Oct 2008
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Film: styles & genres  
Blair Miller is a resident of Fairport, New York.

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