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This edition: The Silent Era

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The art of making motion pictures arose in the Silent Era from 1895 - 1927. Program one examines the Silent Era's most outstanding directors who created Hollywood and laid the foundation for the great American cinematic tradition. The Invention of Film and Hollywood. (1910 - D.W. Griffith Establishes Hollywood; 1912 - Mack Sennett Founds Keystone Studios; 1913 - Lois Weber, Pioneering Female Director; 1924 - Buster Keaton, an American Original; 1925 - Charlie Chaplin, the First Auteur)

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