The Soul of the Motion Picture
Bloem, Walter S.

NY: Dutton, 1924. First First edition in English translation (translated from the German by Allen W. Porterfield). Cloth, xx+168 pps. With 22 black and white photographic plates showing scenes from various films such as "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", "The Stone Rider", "Golem", "The Nibelungs", "The Children of Darkness", etc. Important early work on the psychological (although that term is not used) elements and impacts of the motion picture and the methods used by film makers to touch the emotions. Offered "as is", a working copy only, with the cloth well stained and musty and some narrow edge tidemarking to the plates. Text is complete and undamaged. Hardcover (Item ID: E5087)


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