Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood

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University Press of Kentucky, Jun 29, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 430 pages
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" ""Far and away the best film book published so far this year.""--National Board of Review Cecil B. DeMille was the most successful filmmaker in early Hollywood history. Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood is a detailed and definitive chronicle of the screen work that changed the course of film history and a fascinating look at how movies were actually made in Hollywood’s Golden Age. Drawing extensively on DeMille’s personal archives and other primary sources, Robert S. Birchard offers a revealing portrait of DeMille the filmmaker that goes behind studio gates and beyond DeMille’s legendary persona. In his forty-five-year career DeMille's box-office record was unsurpassed, and his swaggering style established the public image for movie directors. DeMille had a profound impact on the way movies tell stories and brought greater attention to the elements of decor, lighting, and cinematography. Best remembered today for screen spectacles such as The Ten Commandments and Samson and Delilah , DeMille also created Westerns, realistic “chamber dramas,” and a series of daring and highly influential social comedies. He set the standard for Hollywood filmmakers and demanded absolute devotion to his creative vision from his writers, artists, actors, and technicians.
  

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An excellent reference, especially on some of the harder to see early DeMille films of the 1910's. Birchard writes in English, not in academese, which is refreshing for a scholar in the often gobbledygook-laden realm of film studies. Read full review

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Contents

The Squaw Man
1
The Virginian
14
The Call of the North
19
WhatsHisName
23
The Man from Home
27
The Rose of the Rancho
30
The Girl of the Golden West
34
The Warrens of Virginia
37
The Affairs of Anatol
162
Fools Paradise
165
Saturday Night
169
Manslaughter
172
Adams Rib
175
The Ten Commandments
178
Triumph
190
Feet of Clay
194

The Unafraid
41
The Captive
44
The Wild Goose Chase
47
The Arab
50
Chimmie Fadden
52
Kindling
54
Maria Rosa
57
Carmen
60
Temptation
64
Chimmie Fadden Out West
66
The Cheat
68
The Golden Chance
71
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
76
The Heart of Nora Flynn
79
The Dream Girl
82
Joan the Woman
90
A Romance of the Redwoods
103
The Little American
107
The Woman God Forgot
112
The Devil Stone
116
The Whispering Chorus
118
Old Wives for New
121
We Cant Have Everything
125
Till I Come Back to You
127
The Squaw Man first remake
131
Dont Change Your Husband
135
For Better For Worse
138
Male and Female
144
Why Change Your Wife?
150
Something to Think About
155
Forbidden Fruit
158
The Golden Bed
197
The Road to Yesterday
200
The Volga Boatman
210
The King of Kings
216
The Godless Girl
227
Dynamite
234
Madam Satan
241
The Squaw Man second remake
248
The Sign of the Cross
251
This Day and Age
261
Four Frightened People
267
Cleopatra
275
The Crusades
283
The Plainsman
293
The Buccaneer
299
Union Pacific
306
North West Mounted Police
312
Reap the Wild Wind
316
The Story of Dr Wassell
323
Unconquered
329
Samson and Delilah
334
The Greatest Snow on Earth
341
The Ten Commandments
351
DeMille Pictures Inc Costs and Grosses
365
Other Cecil B DeMille Film Credits
369
Unrealized Projects
371
Film Appearances by Cecil B DeMille
373
Notes
377
Bibliography
405
Index
407
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About the author (2004)

Author Robert S. Birchard is an award-winning film and video editor and noted film historian whose books include Cecil B. De Mille's Hollywood, King Cowboy--Tom Mix and the Movies, and Silent-Era Filmmaking in Santa Barbara. Birchard has appeared on television's History Detectives and in the documentaries Cecil B. De Mille: American Epic and The Woman With the Hungry Eyes--The Life and Films of Theda Bara.

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