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)
William B. Parrill
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 51 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 
Table of Contents
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
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