Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer
University Press of Kentucky, 2012 - 367 pagina's
Thomas H. Ince (1880--1924) turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the role of the producer. In addition to building the first major Hollywood studio facility, dubbed "Inceville," he was responsible for more than 800 films.
Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer chronicles Ince's life from the stage to his sudden death as he was about to join forces with media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Author Brian Taves explores Ince's impact on Hollywood's production system, the Western, his creation of the first American movies starring Asian performers, and his cinematic exploration of the status of women in society.
Until now, Thomas Ince has not been the subject of a biography. This book offers insight into the world of silent cinema through the story of one of its earliest and most influential moguls.
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A good history about an early Hollywood studio. I love it when it discussed the building of Inceville, describing the actors who worked there, the films that were made there – it really gave you a ... Volledige review lezen
PART 1 Beginnings
1 Stage Apprenticeship
2 Starting in Films
PART 2 Making a Reputation
3 The Job of a Producer
4 Establishing a Studio
PART 3 Innovations
PART 5 The Perils of an Independent
10 Associated Producers
11 The Inevitable Merger
12 War with First National
13 The Studio Resumes Production
15 Initial Distribution beyond First National
16 At the Crossroads