Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010)

TV Mini-Series  |  Documentary, History
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 256 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 6 critic

The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $6.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: April

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1655 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1344 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 171 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1145 titles
created 20 Mar 2013
 
a list of 283 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )

Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– ) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2010  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ulrich Tukur
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple
Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In this documentary about low-budget filmmaking in upstate New York, you'll learn how affordable digital-video technology has changed the lives of the artists behind action flicks, monster ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hanson
Stars: David Bunce, Joe Bagnardi, Brandon Bethmann
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Dreams on Spec" takes an intimate look at how far people will go - and how much they will sacrifice - for the chance to pursue their dreams. This feature-length documentary delves into the... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Snyder
Stars: Joe Aaron, Deborah Goodwin, David J. Stieve
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson
Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison
Movie Magic (TV Series 1994)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lifelong friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond and their impact on American cinema.

Director: James Chressanthis
Stars: Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock
MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series 1992)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Samuel Marx, June Allyson
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background and then discusses how he works and how he creates. Several actors, a producer, a ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Pettigrew
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Luigi 'Titta' Benzi, Italo Calvino
Kubrick (2008)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Explores the close connections that audiences have made with the legendary filmmaker by watching his films. It draws attention to Kubrick's art of mastering visual aesthetics and dealing with thought-provoking themes.

Director: Armen Antranikian
Stars: Tadashi Abe, Henry Coleman, Jacob Fletcher
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton
Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Narrator (7 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Selznick ...
 Himself - Grandson of Louis B. Mayer / ... (7 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Grandson of Jack Warner / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
A. Scott Berg ...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
Steven J. Ross ...
 Himself - Film Historian (5 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
...
 Herself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Producer / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Tony Maietta ...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Marc Norman ...
 Himself - Screenwriter / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Donald Bogle ...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Thomas Schatz ...
 Himself - Film Historian (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Director, Film Historian / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Carla Laemmle ...
 Herself - Niece of Carl Laemmle (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Director / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Jeanine Basinger ...
 Herself - Interviewee / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Scott Eyman ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Molly Haskell ...
 Herself - Interviewee / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Anthony Slide ...
 Himself - Film Historian (3 episodes, 2010)
Marc Wanamaker ...
 Himself - Film Historian and Photo Archivist / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Author / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Jim Zukor ...
 Himself - Grandson of Adolph Zukor (3 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Kathleen Sharp ...
 Herself - Lew Wasserman Biographer / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
David Thomson ...
 Himself - Film Historian / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Susan Fox-Rosellini ...
 Herself - Great Granddaughter of William Fox (2 episodes, 2010)
Richard Koszarski ...
 Himself - Film Historian (2 episodes, 2010)
Robert S. Birchard ...
 Himself - Film Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Mark Vieira ...
 Himself - Irving Thalberg Biographer (2 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Gary Giddins ...
 Himself - Interviewee (2 episodes, 2010)
Aljean Harmetz ...
 Herself - Interviewee (2 episodes, 2010)
Mark Harris ...
 Film Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
...
 Herself - Actress (2 episodes, 2010)
Miles Kreuger ...
 Himself - Film Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Betty Lasky ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Director (2 episodes, 2010)
Walter Mirisch ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Christopher Trumbo ...
 Himself - Son of Dalton Trumbo (2 episodes, 2010)
Edit

Storyline

The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Himself - Narrator: Dress British, think yiddish.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
History of the movies from the perspective of the mogul
14 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're coming to this seven part series expecting something like Brownlow's encyclopedic work "Hollywood" you'll be disappointed. This history really limits itself to the joint story of Hollywood and the moguls that formed and sustained the industry from the 1890's until the 1960's. The end of this period is marked by the retirement of Jack Warner, the last of the founding fathers of the industry and the last movie mogul.

What may confuse some people is that the first episode of the series really concentrates on the beginning of the movies and what led up to the invention of the motion picture. The early moguls are mentioned but not stressed in this first episode as they are in all the others. Movie stars are mentioned throughout the series as are important directors, but ultimately it is the story of the men who founded the first motion picture studios and how they navigated an industry through the changing times and the first 80 years of film history.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
muddled finale jarnoldfan
Hollywood Blacklist: same-o, same-o jarnoldfan
PLEASE Put on On Demand!!! yabbadabbadu2
Weirdness martygraphics
more omissions bcstoneb444

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?