A guide to American silent crime films

A guide to American silent crime films

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The immense popularity of movies has its roots in the silent films of the early 1900s, this being especially true of the crime genre. This extensive guide features the entire history of the crime genre during the silent era, including more than 2, 000 film entries, complete with names of directors, screenwriters, and major players, and offers a wealth of data supported by plot evaluations and occasional thematic commentaries. For the serious student of crime films, this work provides a comprehensive treatment of genre, but, most importantly, it revives an almost forgotten genre for generations of students and movie fans both old and new.The plot of the story makes use of such gimmicks as trap doors, fake jewels and scented clues. ... of Victor Hugoa#39;s 1862 novel Les Miserables, especially in the plight of its main character who serves as an example of law and justice gone awry.

Title:A guide to American silent crime films
Author:Larry Langman, Daniel Finn
Publisher:Greenwood Pub Group - 1994


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