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By Lucy Fischer,Angela Dalle Vacche,Jennifer M. Bean,Sumiko Higashi,Michael Aronson,Mark Anderson,Sara Ross,Gwenda Young,Maureen Turim,Marcia Landy

During the Nineteen Twenties, sound revolutionized the movie and cinema persisted as probably the most major and renowned different types of mass leisure on the planet. movie studios have been remodeled into significant organizations, hiring a bunch of craftsmen and technicians together with cinematographers, editors, screenwriters, and set designers. The beginning of the megastar approach supported the meteoric upward thrust and megastar prestige of actors together with Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino whereas black performers (relegated to "race films") seemed now and again in mainstream video clips. The vintage Hollywood movie variety used to be perfected and critical movie genres have been tested: the melodrama, western, ancient epic, and romantic comedy, in addition to slapstick, technological know-how fiction, and fantasy.

In ten unique essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the movie industry's persisted development and prosperity whereas concentrating on vital issues of the era.

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