by Kevin Brownlow (University of California Press,
1968, 577 pages.)
If you asked silent movie buffs if they could only
have one book on the silent era, what would it be, by far the
majority would say this one. Brownlow wrote this book while many
of the stars, technicians and others who had a part in the making
of silent movies were still alive, and this book is filled with
information he gathered in his interviews. Gives a sampling of
almost every aspect of film making from the star system, to the
cinematographers, to the stunt men and more. One more thing about
Brownlow - he knows HOW to write. Everything he does is not only
interesting, but engrossing!!
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