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The Movies in the Age of Innocence chapter 1 The Movies in the Age of Innocence, meaning The Movies in the Age of Innocence, genre The Movies in the Age of Innocence, book cover The Movies in the Age of Innocence, flies The Movies in the Age of Innocence, The Movies in the Age of Innocence f2545f68308f8 This Exuberant Survey Of The Short But Rich Life Of The Silent Screen Ranges From The Early Pioneer One Reel Films To The First Full Length Features, The Memorable Classics And, With The Coming Of Talkies, The End Of An Era While The Major Filmmakers And Stars Of Silent Movies Generally Did Not Survive The Transition To Sound, Their Achievements In A Pioneer Industry And Art Form Enjoy New Recognition And Acclaim Today Directors Like D W Griffith And Erich Von Stroheim, Actors Like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford And Lillian Gish Are The Commanding Figures In A Narrative That Is Strong In Depth Of Research And Enlivened By The Author S Infectious Delight In His Subject


10 thoughts on “The Movies in the Age of Innocence

  1. says:

    What makes this book unique is Wagenknecht lived through the silent era and offers some very intriguing first person reminisces Also obvious in this book is the fact that Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish are two of his favorites, plus ample space given to D.W Griffith Well written, enjoyable to read.


  2. says:

    A singular book in the film literature, written not by a scholar or self proclaimed expert, but by someone who approaches the task as a spectator, a fan, a citizen and a man of his time The result is a sort of personal memoir of youth and a lost time, and there s no other book quite like it in capturing the zeitgeist of its generation The focus is on the films of very early Hollywood, circa World War I, with particular love shown for Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish, and the fairy dust art films of Maurice Tourneur, with their gauzy magical sensibilities In one way it s admirable that audiences and fans like Wagenknecht were once so attuned to a particular sentimental kind of movie poetry, and this gives us a unique insight into that mentality On the other hand, I m glad I can survey a larger swath of movie history, even if my perspective about art and humans is jaded That doesn t mean I can t see the beauty in the movies Wagenkecht waxes rhapsodic over.kr, eg 19


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