Hollywood: The Pioneers

Hollywood The Pioneers If you re a pre talking picture Hollywood movie buff this book is for you Here is the sudden emergence of a film colony and the personalities that formed the early film industry camermen directors

  • Title: Hollywood: The Pioneers
  • Author: Kevin Brownlow John Kobal
  • ISBN: 9780394508511
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If you re a pre talking picture Hollywood movie buff, this book is for you Here is the sudden emergence of a film colony and the personalities that formed the early film industry, camermen, directors, stars A history of the beginning days of movie making in Hollywood, focusing on the great actors like Keaton, Chaplin Fairbanks the great directors like GriffitIf you re a pre talking picture Hollywood movie buff, this book is for you Here is the sudden emergence of a film colony and the personalities that formed the early film industry, camermen, directors, stars A history of the beginning days of movie making in Hollywood, focusing on the great actors like Keaton, Chaplin Fairbanks the great directors like Griffith Raoul Walsh Alive with the excitement of the old Hollywood, peppered with vivid cinematic and social recollections never before on record, illustrated with 300 rare photos stills, on the set shots, portraits, most of them published here for the first time and reproduced from the original negatives or prints this is a unique film history, the result of a unique collaboration.

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    • Karla says:

      A companion volume to Brownlow's epic documentary "Hollywood." For years I read this over and over while hoping to finally see the film version of it. Which I finally did, and it was all and more that this book hinted at. Nice blend of text and photos, good introduction to the silent film era without getting bogged down in particulars.

    • CQM says:

      Excellent companion book to the tremendous ITV series of the early 80's.The interviews with the then surviving stars, directors and, most interestingly for my mind, stunt men are wonderful and the book is illustrated with some fantastic photographs.

    • Kieran says:

      This book rewards multiple revisits with its smart discourse, interesting tidbits and marvelous illustrations. It's a terrific companion piece to the TV documentary series.

    • Janieface says:

      The only problem with reading an ace book about the silent film era is that there are now a ton more films I need to watch. Bah.

    • Scot says:

      Lately, I have been slightly obsessed with silent films, watching some of the great masterpieces and interested in a revival of this art form, hoping for a reversal from our overly CGI-laden modern film industry. This book was the companion to an eight-part documentary which I haven't seen, but do not think you need to watch it to enjoy this on its own merit. Tracing the early days of silent film to its death with the coming of the talking picture, Brownlow highlights all of the big stars, direc [...]

    • Neil says:

      A tie in book for Kevin Brownlow's seminal TV documentary series on silent cinema. The book lacks the depth of the earlier "The Parade's Gone By" simplifies and repeats much, it's obviously intended for the more casual reader who had enjoyed the documentary series. However it's the illustrations provided by John Kobal that make the book, stunning images of the early days of cinema, many of unknown or lost films.

    • Anthony Nesbitt says:

      For anyone who loves the classic Thames TV documentary series, this is a must. (The TV series 'Hollywood' is currently available for purchase on Ioffer.)

    • Jane says:

      Great photos and anecdotes, occasionally dated commentary.

    • Estott says:

      More than just a go-along book for Brownlow's television series, this has excellent pictures and content.

    • Greta says:

      Companion to the TV series. Great photos, fascinating stories.

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