100 silent films by Bryony Dixon

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Published by British Film Institute in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Motion pictures,
  • Silent films,
  • History and criticism

About the Edition

This illuminating guide provides a selection of one hundred key films of the silent period (1895-1930), featuring films from a variety of countries, genres and directors, together with an introductory overview and usefull filmographic and bibliographic information.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Other titlesOne hundred silent films
StatementBryony Dixon
SeriesBFI screen guides
ContributionsBritish Film Institute
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.75 .D59 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination258 p. :
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25058469M
ISBN 101844573095, 1844573087
ISBN 109781844573097, 9781844573080
LC Control Number2011500781

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