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Fort Lee: The Film Town (1904-2004) Paperback – March 2, 2005
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Traces the rise and fall of one of the first film towns in the U.S.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Richard Koszarski is a member of the Fort Lee Film Commission and Associate Professor of English and Cinema Studies at Rutgers University. He lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Top Customer Reviews
Instead this is almost all reprinted vintage pieces from various publications. They are valuable, true, but reading the book cover to cover was not easy for me and I never got to the end of it. I kept wishing for a book on East Coast film production and this is just not it.
The book is beautifully printed and there are lots of stills and photos. Just not enough Koszarski.
I live in Ireland and I am a great film fan and was only introduced to the fact that Fort Lee was where the American Film industry commenced whilst watching "The birth of Hollywood" by Paul Merton on BBC4. Once viewed, I was surfing the net to try to gather information about Fort Lee and to see if I could purchase any historical information on its activities in the film industry. In "Fort Lee : The Film Town" I found all I required. The articles are very interesting and diverse and it is realy a true historical publication which gives the public a full history of Fort Lee, its people, studios, directors, actors, actresses as well as the problems which arose which made people turn from Fort Lee on the eastern shore and travel to Hollywood on the western shore. It is a stark reminder that the film industry started in New York rather than Hollywood and Fort Lee, New Jersey, was one of the most important starting points.
Richard Koszarski also has many other books published and I will definitely be purchasing these. His knowledge of cinematic history is amazing and all interested should be looking up his publications, as they all prove a great read.
Thank you Richard and the Fort Lee Film Commission, of which he is a member.