European Silent Films on Video

A Critical Guide


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

The late William B. Parrill was an emeritus professor of English and communication at Southeastern Louisiana University. He was a founding editor of the journal Louisiana Literature and wrote extensively on films and contemporary literature.

Bibliographic Details

William B. Parrill
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 528
Bibliographic Info: 51 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2006]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6437-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1021-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      viii
Preface      1
A Note on the Credits      7
Films Listed by Director      9
Part I. European Silent Films      19
Part II. Lumière, Méliès, and Mitchell/Kenyon Films      435
The Films of the Lumière Brothers      436
The Films of Georges Méliès      468
The Films of Mitchell/Kenyon      480
Bibliography      489
Index      499

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Magnificent”—The Advocate.