Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Thomas InceHollywood's Independent Pioneer$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Brian Taves

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134222

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 27 May 2022

Generic Experimentation

Generic Experimentation

(p.75) 5 Generic Experimentation
Thomas Ince

Brian Taves

University Press of Kentucky

Ince's willingness to tackle subjects usually avoided by others, and unhesitatingly to do so with skill, was noted by reviewers of the time. One reviewer remarked, “When Mr. Ince has anything to say in pictures he has always gone ahead and said it, even in his two reel Bronchos and Kay-Bee. He has said very daring things and put them across without absurdity, ridiculousness, or mawkishness, and he has made observers marvel at his sheer audacity.” Because of this willingness, he became one of the first pioneers in the film business to foreground ethnicity, claiming, “Naturalness is even more essential on the screen than on the stage, because everything is real in a picture—real scenery, real properties, real atmosphere. Personal artificiality glares in contrast with such background.”

Keywords:   Thomas Ince, motion pictures, film making, ethnicity

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .