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Stagestruck Filmmaker chapter 1 Stagestruck Filmmaker , meaning Stagestruck Filmmaker , genre Stagestruck Filmmaker , book cover Stagestruck Filmmaker , flies Stagestruck Filmmaker , Stagestruck Filmmaker 524454db099cb An Actor, A Vaudevillian, And A Dramatist Before He Became A Filmmaker, D W Griffith Used The Resources Of Theatre To Great Purpose And To Great Ends In Pioneering The Quintessentially Modern Medium Of Film From The S To The S, He Drew From Older, Broadly Appealing Stage Forms Of Melodrama, Comedy, Vaudeville, And Variety In Stagestruck Filmmaker, David Mayer Brings Griffith S Process Vividly To Life, Offering Detailed And Valuable Insights Into The Racial, Ethnic, Class, And Gender Issues Of These Transitional DecadesCombining The Raw Materials Of Theatre, Circus, Minstrelsy, And Dance With The Newer Visual Codes Of Motion Pictures, Griffith Became The First Acknowledged Artist Of American Film Birth Of A Nation In Particular Demonstrates The Degree To Which He Was Influenced By The Racist Justifications And Distorting Interpretations Of The Civil War And The Reconstruction Era Moving Through The Major Phases Of Griffith S Career In Chapters Organized Around Key Films Or Groups Of Films, Mayer Provides A Mesmerizing Account Of The American Stage And Cinema In The Final Years Of The Nineteenth Century And The First Three Decades Of The Twentieth CenturyGriffith S Relationship To The Theatre Was Intricate, Complex, And Enduring Long Recognized As The Dominant Creative Figure Of American Motion Pictures, Throughout Twenty Six Years Of Making Than Five Hundred Films He Pillaged, Adapted, Reshaped, Revitalized, Preserved, And Extolled By Historicizing His Representations Of Race, Ethnicity, And Otherness, Mayer Places Griffith Within An Overall Template Of American Life In The Years When Film Rivaled And Then Surpassed The Theatre In Popularity


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