Fifty Hollywood Directors introduces the most important, iconic and influential filmmakers who worked in Hollywood between the end of the silent period and the birth of the blockbuster. By exploring the historical, cultural and technological contexts in which each director was working, this book traces the formative period in commercial cinema when directors went from pioneers to industry heavyweights.
Each entry discusses a director's practices and body of work and features a brief biography and suggestions for further reading. Entries include:
Cecil B DeMille
This is an indispensible guide for anyone interested in film history, Hollywood and the development of the role of the director.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 406
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
"This work introduces 50 important and influential Hollywood filmmakers from the period between the end of the silent era and the ascent of blockbuster film... The work will help readers better understand the key developments in Hollywood film history by identifying the collaborative relationships, the enduring legacy of the director's role, and the far-reaching influence of these talented individuals."
- L. Kong, California State University, San Bernardino, Highly Recommended Review in CHOICE
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