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Keil, Charles

A Companion to D. W. Griffith

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The most comprehensive volume on one of the most controversial directors in American film history

A Companion to D.W. Griffith offers an exhaustive look at the first acknowledged auteur of the cinema and provides an authoritative account of the director’s life, work, and lasting filmic legacy.

The text explores how Griffith’s style and status advanced along with cinema’s own development during the years when narrative became the dominant mode, when the short gave way to the feature, and when film became the pre-eminent form of mass entertainment. Griffith was at the centre of each of these changes: though a contested figure, he remains vital to any understanding of how cinema moved from nickelodeon fixture to a national pastime, playing a significant role in the cultural ethos of America.

With the renewed interest in Griffith’s contributions to the film industry, A Companion to D.W. Griffith offers a scholarly look at a career that spanned more than 25 years. The editor, a leading scholar on D.W. Griffith, and the expert contributors collectively offer a unique account of one of the monumental figures in film studies.

  • Presents the most authoritative, complete account of the director’s life, work, and lasting legacy
  • Builds on the recent resurgence in the director’s scholarly and popular reputation
  • Edited by a leading authority on D.W. Griffith, who has published extensively on this controversial director
  • Offers the most up-to-date, singularly comprehensive volume on one of the monumental figures in film studies

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Editor
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors
Page amount
624 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118341223
Printed ISBN
9781118341254

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