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Author Vance, Jeffrey, 1970-

Title Douglas Fairbanks / Jeffrey Vance ; with Tony Maietta ; Robert Cushman, photographic editor.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press : Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ©2008.


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Physical description 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes filmography (pages 323-353), bibliographical references (p. 341-353) , and index.
Contents A bad case of St. Vitus' dance -- The machine for escape -- Doug : hero and popular philosopher -- Pickfair -- United artists -- Making his mark : The mark of Zorro (1920) -- The great leap : The three musketeers (1921) -- Scaling the heights : Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood (1922) -- Apogee : The thief of Bagdad (1924) -- The son also rises : Don Q son of Zorro (1925) and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. -- Derring-do : The black pirate (1926) -- Darkness falls : Douglas Fairbanks as The Gaucho (1927) -- Hail and farewell : The iron mask (1929) -- Sound and fury : Taming of the shrew (1929) and marital strife -- Sliding downhill.
Summary This deft mix of biography, film history, and analysis is a superb portrait of a true pioneer who was critically important to the creation of cinema as the defining art form of the 20th century.
Language notes English.
Subject Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780520256675 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520256670 (cloth ; alk. paper)