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The Electric Hotel By Dominic Smith The Electric Hotel From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds thr

  • Title: The Electric Hotel
  • Author: Dominic Smith
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  • Page: 188
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  • The Electric Hotel By Dominic Smith From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I A sweeping work of historical fiction, it From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man s doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder.For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumi re brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose the past comes surging back In his run down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleB
    The Electric Hotel By Dominic Smith

    The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith The Electric Hotel was the title of a very ambitious silent movie made by the director Claude Ballard, his muse and actress Sabine Montrose, stuntman Chip Spaulding and the producer and impresario Hal Bender It was longer than any previous movie and included a tiger and dangerous special effects. The Electric Hotel Oct , The Electric Hotel is a very whimsical film one that manages to make you smile over a hundred years later This is a very unusual production, however, for director Segundo de Chomn as he himself stars in the film He also appears with his wife, Julienne Mathieu though she appeared in lots of his films without him. The Electric Hotel A Novel Smith, Dominic Jun , Dominic Smith s The Electric Hotel is a magnificent historical novel it deals the lives of a fictional French German cinematographer director during the infancy of the movie making Before D W Griffiths first film Homages to Great Expectations and other literary themes it The Electric Hotel, by Dominic Smith book review The Jun , The Electric Hotel is in some sense a historical sequel to The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre, about the hallucinogenic travails of the father of The Electric Hotel Dominic Smith Macmillan The Electric Hotel is a portrait of a man entranced by the magic of moviemaking, a luminous romance, and a whirlwind trip through early cinema Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

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    1. Candace on said:

      The Last Painting of Sara de Vos was an extraordinary reading experience and a tough act to follow Author Dominic Smith appears to be a writer ready to transport readers to a totally different world Instead of 17th century Amsterdam, he takes us to the turn of the 20th century world of early cinema.As a young French photographer, Claude Ballard sees a demonstration of moving filmstrips presented by the Lumiere brothers He is fascinated, and begins making these very brief films himself in The Las [...]

    2. Janet on said:

      I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the ba I [...]

    3. Katie on said:

      The title Didn t think it sounded too promising, you know but I was wrong, so very, very wrong and it was my good fortune to meet an elderly French gentleman, Claude Ballard, living out his life in a rundown Hollywood hotel This is not the electric hotel of the title, but it is the same hotel where, according to this novel, D.W Griffith died Turns out, Mr Ballard has a history in silent film that predates Griffith, and we go back in time to learn about the earliest days and the simple The title [...]

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