Description - Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth by Paula Marantz Cohen
This work is a broad cultural study that connects the rise of film to the rise of America as a cultural centre and world power in the 20th century. The author argues that through the medium of silent film, America was able to sever its literary and linguistic ties to Europe, assert its cultural independence, and forge a unique form of cultural expression. Silent films drew on elements developed in popular forms of representation like photography, landscape panoramas, and vaudeville performance to create a medium that more accurately represented the American experience.
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Author Biography - Paula Marantz Cohen
Paula Marantz Cohen is Professor of Humanities and Director of the Literature Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her books include Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism and The Daughter's Dilemma: Family Process and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel.