Kristin Thompson's Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood adeptly dissects early Hollywood filmmaking techniques and Ernest Lubitsch's silent films.

Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood—Book Review

Of all the silent directors who emigrated from Europe to Hollywood, Ernest Lubitsch was arguably the most successful and popular director. After becoming world-famous for his German comedies and costume dramas such as Madame DuBarry and Anna Boleyn (both 1920), Lubitsch signed with Warner Brothers …

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Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity—Book Review

Jacqueline Najuma Stewart’s Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity is a great starting place for anyone interested in learning about African American experiences with and in silent film. In the book, Stewart examines how “the urban and northern immigration of African Americans …

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