Recommended Reading

"American Silent Film"

by William K. Everson (De Capo Press, 1998 (orig. pub. 1978), 387 pages.)

Good, concise, sequential overview of the silent era from its earliest days to the advent of the talkies. Chapters on "The Beginnings," "The Art of the Sub-Title," "Genres," "European Influences," and more. Good reading.

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