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Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Christine Leteux

Abstract

In the early days of cinema, a forgotten master played a major part in the development of feature film and literary adaptation. In France, Albert Capellani directed for Pathé the first versions of Les Misérables (1912) and Germinal (1913), which were greeted as masterpieces worldwide. Capellani moved to the United States in 1915, where he directed some of the greatest stars of the screen, including Clara Kimball Young, Alla Nazimova, and Marion Davies. He even created his own production company in Fort Lee, New Jersey, then the hub of the film industry. Considered one of the greatest filmmaker ... More

Keywords: Albert Capellani, Paul Capellani, Pathé, Fort Lee, World Film Corporation, Metro Picture Corporation, Alla Nazimova, Marion Davies, William Randolph Hearst

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813166438
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Leteux, author