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Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Keith Withall


In this introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to The Artist, the author provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound and also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from the period—some well-known (including Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, Eisenstein's Strike and Chaplin's The Kid), some perhaps less well familiar (including Murnau's The Last Laugh and Oscar Micheaux's Within Our Gates). As well as covering in detail the major film-making figure ... More

Keywords: silent cinema, early cinema, The Artist, film-making, film industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733704
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Withall, author