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  • Author:
    Richard Griffith
  • ISBN:
    067120680X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671206802
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster; Revised edition (November 15, 1970)
  • Pages:
    494 pages
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As a whole, then, Richard Griffith's THE MOVIES is a fantastic introduction to the first 60 years of film, prompting desire for further exploration.

Richard Griffiths, Actor: Withnail & I. British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII. British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company being just a few of his standout.

Richard Thomas Griffiths OBE (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of film, television, and stage

Richard Thomas Griffiths OBE (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of film, television, and stage. He received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor and the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in The History Boys. For the 2006 film adaptation, Griffiths was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Griffith, Richard, 1912-; Mayer, Arthur, 1886-; Bowser, Eileen. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive

Griffith, Richard, 1912-; Mayer, Arthur, 1886-; Bowser, Eileen. Motion pictures, Cinéma américain. New York : Simon and Schuster. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on December 3, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

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Dodo
The problem with most Film Bookes is the tendency to worship at the altars of Biggest Success, the Oscars, or the Artist(e)s. These are all valid perspectives, but Griffith is more interested in identifying and evaluating trends among Hollywood films in general. Consequently he references a lot of film we don't generally hear about -- after all, trends may be epitomized by well-known films, but it isn't a trend unless there are a dozen others, usually lesser-known. The early years are well-covered; in fact, silent films comprise almost 2/3 of the book [it was originally published in 1957]. Among the many many photographs are unfamiliar stills from early appearances of later greats, and the commentary around them tends to the succinct (often drolly so).

As a whole, then, Richard Griffith's THE MOVIES is a fantastic introduction to the first 60 years of film, prompting desire for further exploration. With today's increasing interest in Pre-Code films, it's great to have a guide through subjects like "The Wages of Sin", "Topical Films", and "The Underworld On Top", though you'll also want to read "The Talkie Revolution", "The New Deal", and "The Revolutionary Sixties" [obviously added after the first edition]. With cable channels like TCM, sometimes it seems like we know more about the films of the 1920s and 30s now than since that time; Griffith's book reveals a shrewd evaluation was always available if you just knew where to look for it. Well, now you've found it :)
LoboThommy
Excellent text, very well written and insightful. Wonderful pictures too--black and white for the B&W (for the most part) films. It's hard to imagine a better introduction to the first 90 years of the film industry
huckman
Do you like old movies? Do you wonder how the whole movie industry got started? Want to see a picture of a naked (young) Peter Fonda?
Now that I got your attention, let's go to the matter of this wonderful book. It's a large "coffee table" type of book, all the pictures are in balck and white - even the wonderful close-up of Liz Taylor in "Reflections in a Golden Eye" and it is quite marvelous to look through.
The book starts off the invention of the "moving pictures" by Edison with the help of his assistant Dickson. It moves from Penny Arcades or Peep Shows (didn't the meaning of that phrase change over the years?) on to kinetoscopeand George Melies. There are scenes from everything from "The Great Train Robbery" as well as "Midnight Cowboy" with many stops inbetween.
There are stills from films of the Nickelodeon age - "Gertie the Dinosaur". one of the first animated films, as well as "The Fighting Roosevelts". There are the reports of the public reaction to "Birth of a Nation" and Griffith's answer to such reports. I was amazed to learn that Harold LLoyd's "human fly" stunt (in "Safety Last", a great film if you can find it) was done with no trick photography, no stunt doubles and onaly a net netween the star of the movie and the street below. That makes that scene seem totally different when you know there wasn't much room to make a mistake.
Of course, the book has many stills of the movies of the Marx Brothers, postwar musicals as well as features on such stars as Eliazabeth Taylor, Sidney Portier and Marilyn Monroe. Various movie styles are featured with stills of the more famous (and not so famous) actors of that type. It is basically a visual encyclopedia of film history.
If you like older movies and want the information on how various effects were accomplished or you want to see pictures of Joan Crawford from various stages of her career, this is the book for you. You can use it as a reference or just look through it on those days and nights when there seems to be nothing good on tv or at the movies. Find it and enjoy it.