Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9780859892919 Will Publish March 2018 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859892896 Will Publish March 2018 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Silent Features

The Development of Silent Feature Films 1914-1934

Edited by Steve Neale

Silent Features

Edited by Steve Neale

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

416 pages | 200 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9780859892919 Will Publish March 2018 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859892896 Will Publish March 2018 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Much has been made of the importance of silent films in cinematic history, but until now there has been no truly international analysis of these films. In Silent Features, editor Steve Neale brings together a diverse group of internationally known scholars to reflect on  silent films and their diverse stylistic, generic, and structural characteristics, as well as the national, historical, and industrial contexts from which they emerged.

The essays here focus on fifteen feature-length silent films and two silent serial features. Arranged chronologically and illustrated throughout with frame stills, the collection provides detailed accounts of a wide array of films produced in a number of different countries between the early 1910s and the early 1930s, and it focuses principally on films that while well-known, have rarely been discussed in detail. Silent Features will not only appeal to scholars and students of film history, but also to lay readers around the world.
Review Quotes
Charlie Keil, University of Toronto
Silent Features is an unprecedented volume, as it consists exclusively of analyses of films from the pre-sound era. The volume’s focus on distinctive work allows the authors to delve into the style and narration of the chosen films, making a collective case for the singular achievement of filmmaking in the silent era. Neale has gathered together an informed and skilled set of scholars, who are adept at revealing the formal intricacies of the films under examination.”
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