Cecil B DeMille s Hollywood

A look at the wide-ranging work of the Golden Age genius who made The Ten Commandments and other blockbusters—and helped found the American film industry.

Cecil B  DeMille s Hollywood

" ""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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Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Robert S. Birchard
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-29 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

" ""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
Empire of Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Scott Eyman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-07 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

BEST KNOWN AS THE DIRECTOR of such spectacular films as The Ten Commandments and King of Kings, Cecil B. DeMille lived a life as epic as any of his cinematic masterpieces. As a child DeMille learned the Bible from his father, a theology student and playwright who introduced Cecil and
Cecil B. DeMille
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Charles Higham
Categories: Motion picture producers and directors
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher: New York : Scribner

Biography of Cecil B. DeMille.
Written in Stone
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Katherine Orrison
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-03-30 - Publisher: Vestal Press

From concept stage through production in Egypt to release of the film: Katherine Orrison carefully recreates the behind-the-scenes story of Cecil B. DeMille's beloved epic.
Cecil B. DeMille
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Cecilia de Mille Presley, Mark A. Vieira
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichélong ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process,