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The Last Command, 1928.
Directed by Josef von Sternberg.
A former imperial Russian general, and a cousin to the fallen Tsar, ekes out a living as a Hollywood extra, and lands a role in a movie that, unbeknownst to him, is being directed by a former revolutionary.
Upon arriving in Hollywood, actor Emil Jannings had already established himself as a notable star of silent cinema with prior credits such as The Last Laugh and Faust. The critical acclaim surrounding these films marked Janning’s as a formidable German actor, which fuelled his reputation as one of the greats. The Last Command would not be an exception, for it would garner him (take note film buffs) the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the very first Oscars. While this is due to a technicality – it may have »
- Matthew Lee
Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, and Ingrid Bergman: The 'Notorious' British (Hitchcock, Grant) and Swedish (Bergman) talent. British actors and directors in Hollywood; Hollywood actors and directors in Britain: Anthony Slide's 'A Special Relationship.' 'A Special Relationship' Q&A: Britain in Hollywood and Hollywood in Britain First of all, what made you think of a book on “the special relationship” between the American and British film industries – particularly on the British side? I was aware of a couple of books on the British in Hollywood, but I wanted to move beyond that somewhat limited discussion and document the whole British/American relationship as it applied to filmmaking. Growing up in England, I had always been interested in the history of the British cinema, but generally my writing on film history has been concentrated on America. I suppose to a certain extent I wanted to go back into my archives, »
- Andre Soares
2 items from 2016
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