Everybody loves a good villain and this book covers movie villains from the silent era through the 1960s. Best of all, it is written by William K. Everson, who was one of the most assertive defenders of silent movies during the mid-century dark age.Continue reading “Silent Movie Bookshelf: The Bad Guys, A Pictorial History of the Movie Villain by William K. Everson”
The hardest thing about getting started with silent films is… getting started. The subject is so massive, so dense, so different from sound films that sometimes finding an entry point can be daunting.
Ok, first thing’s first. The “research assistant” for this book was esteemed silent film historian William K. Everson so we know that we are in good hands. This is yet another long out-of-print book that I added to my collection. It’s pretty easy to find a used copy online for just a few dollars. I highly recommend that you do just that. This book is ideal as your first-ever silent movie book.