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Thomas Ince

Brian Taves

Published November 30th 2011
ISBN : 9780813134239
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384 pages
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Thomas H. Ince (1880--1924) turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the role of the producer. In addition to building theMoreThomas H. Ince (1880--1924) turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the role of the producer. In addition to building the first major Hollywood studio facility, dubbed Inceville, he was responsible for more than 800 films.Thomas Ince: Hollywoods Independent Pioneer chronicles Inces life from the stage to his sudden death as he was about to join forces with media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Author Brian Taves explores Inces impact on Hollywoods production system, the Western, his creation of the first American movies starring Asian performers, and his cinematic exploration of the status of women in society.Until now, Thomas Ince has not been the subject of a biography. This book offers insight into the world of silent cinema through the story of one of its earliest and most influential moguls.