The Electric Hotel

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: 306
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  • 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 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
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    The Electric Hotel A Novel Smith, Dominic Jun , Novels based on visual arts are something of a theme for Dominic Smith, and The Electric Hotel takes the reader into the world of silent cinema Two fictional larger than life characters dominate the story, Claude Ballard 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 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 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 modern photography, another medium The Screams of a Silent Movie Echo The New York Times Jun , With The Electric Hotel, Smith whose previous novel was The Last Painting of Sara de Vos puts a human face on the details of early film history In Claude, he gives us a character The Electric Hotel A Novel Kindle edition by Smith 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.

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  • Dominic Smith

    Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Chicago Tribune.Dominic is the author of four novels, most recently of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Bright and Distant Shores a sel Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Chicago Tribune.Dominic is the author of four novels, most recently of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Bright and Distant Shores a selection for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2011, and shortlisted for Australia s Vance Palmer Fiction Prize and The Age Book of the Year His awards include the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize In 2006, his debut novel The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great News Writers Program It also received the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters Dominic s second novel, The Beautiful Miscellaneous, was a Booklist Editors Pick and optioned for a film by Southpaw Entertainment.Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught recently at the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and Southern Methodist University

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  • 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • 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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