Picking up where we left off in Part I, in this episode, we'll look at where film aspect ratios come from, why production studios began to move to Southern California, how World War I affected the film industry, the role of women in editing and production, and what the advent of sound meant for motion pictures.
Wheeler Dixon and Gwendolyn Foster. A Short History of Film. 2nd ed. Rutgers University Press, 2013.
Eileen Bowser. The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915. History of the American Cinema, Vol. 2. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.
Richard Koszarski. An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928. History of the American Cinema, Vol. 3. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.
From Magic Lanterns to Nickelodeons: The Origins of the Film Industry, Part I
This episode is part of our Film History Series
Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)