Silent era script books for home movies??

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Silent era script books for home movies??

Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:22 pm

Do you know of any books or publications that published silent era movie scripts for the amateur film maker?

So far I know of these two

"Junior Scenarios for Home Movies" published by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1928.

"The Home Movie Scenario Book" Morrie Ryskind, Charles F. Stevens, James Englander. Published by Richard Manson 1927.

Are there any others out there?

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Unread post by Silencebound » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:22 am

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Unread post by Brooksie » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:44 pm

I recently came across a number of references to these sorts of books on the Media History Digital Library. Apparently you could even buy art titles to add to your home-made opus:

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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:08 pm

Brooksie wrote:I recently came across a number of references to these sorts of books on the Media History Digital Library. Apparently you could even buy art titles to add to your home-made opus:
Thanks!

What year is this?

I plugged several of the script titles into Google and nothing yet.
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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:19 pm

Also, thanks for letting me know about this publication. This may be worth getting a Kindle for.
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Unread post by Brooksie » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:57 pm

If you have not sampled the delights of the MDHL, go directly to http://lantern.mediahist.org and have at it immediately! Caution: it's addictive. :)

That particular advertisement is from The American Cinematographer for January 1932. Here it is: http://archive.org/stream/americancinem ... 5/mode/2up.

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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:58 pm

Thanks everyone.

I am also looking for another book.

Kodak published "How to Make Good Movies" in the 1950s. It is an instructional book for people who want to make better films.

Does such a thing exist that was published in the 1920s? By and not by Kodak? The only ones I can find are from the 40s and 50s.
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