The Truth at Twenty-Four Frames per Second: An Anthology of Writings on Film History (hardback)
Collected together here are Anthony Slide’s writings on film and television history from the 1960s through the present. Subjects and individuals discussed are varied, including Lillian Gish, Val Guest, Vivienne Segal, Wendy Richard, Elisabeth Welch, Lawrence Welk, and Betty White. All illustrate the author’s scholarship, dedication to the serious study of the history of popular culture, and also his unique sense of humor.
The book is a reminder of a career that has included time spent as resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and associate archivist of the American Film Institute. It complements Anthony Slide’s work as the author or editor of more than 200 books on the history of Popular Entertainment.
“It is a testament to your thoughts about film scholarship and a model for doing film history. I’ve read some of the articles before but I’m enjoying rereading those and reading the ones that I missed earlier.”
— John Belton, Emeritus Professor of English and Film, Rutgers University.
"From ruminations on horror films and the production code in the 1930's and 40's, to contemplations of specific films such as "Giuseppina" and "Thursday's Children", to candid thoughts on actors and directors, and more, The Truth at Twenty-Four Frames per Second is a treasure for cinephiles to browse. Highly recommended!" - Midwest Book Review