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American Cinema. 1920s. Silent Comedies from Vaudeville Roots. Charles Spencer Chaplin (1889-1977) http://youtu.be/MAUFUv1k9Zw ( The Kid , 1921). Buster Keaton (1895-1966) http://youtu.be/ncapCvkPgVw. Harold Lloyd http://youtu.be/ZNx6i4GqqHo. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford.

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American Cinema

1920s


Silent Comedies from Vaudeville Roots

  • Charles Spencer Chaplin (1889-1977)

  • http://youtu.be/MAUFUv1k9Zw (The Kid, 1921)


Buster Keaton (1895-1966)http://youtu.be/ncapCvkPgVw


Harold Lloydhttp://youtu.be/ZNx6i4GqqHo


Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford


The Mark of Zorro (1920)http://youtu.be/KhV0aFQoS28


Stella Maris (1918): http://youtu.be/TXjWuAZXZ7I


Erich Von Stroheim (1885-1957)

Viennese émigré

Shifted balance of power to the business from creative

Doomed career because refused to abide by financial and practical realities of commercial art

http://youtu.be/A36EGECeMEY


Ernst Lubitsch

Mary Pickford brought him over from Germany in 1923

Great Comedy Director: http://youtu.be/CJz-PtYzkUY


Other Directors of 1920s

Lois Weber (1882-1939): The Blothttp://youtu.be/_g1pdUAi5f4

Alice Guy-Blache(1873-1968)

http://youtu.be/DqlD7RLoNAI

Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951)

http://youtu.be/h1E0NrcnwAE


F. W. Murnau (1888-1931)http://youtu.be/HFJtblnLX1s


Robert Flaherty


More Directors

Joseph von Sternberg (1894-1969)

King Vidor (1896-1983)

William Wellman—Wings


Coming of Sound: The Jazz Singerhttp://youtu.be/Djd1XfwDAQs


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