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

TV Mini-Series  -  Documentary | History
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 265 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

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

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


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1964 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 271 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 4 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
 
a list of 282 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 8/10

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... 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »

Director: Ray Greene
Stars: F.X. Feeney, Vampira, Michael Copner
MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series 1992)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Samuel Marx, June Allyson
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Louise Brooks
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Director: Kenneth Bowser
Stars: Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich
American Cinema (TV Series 1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Stars: John Lithgow, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Modine
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton
Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A series about the life, career and works of the movie comedy genius.

Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Buster Keaton, Eleanor Keaton
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Bruce Ricker
Stars: Bill Charlap, Julie Andrews, Harold Arlen
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the life and films of director John Ford.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: John Ford, Peter Bogdanovich, Orson Welles
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Despite its nearly four-hour running time, this is a uniquely personal look at movies from one of the late 20th century's great directors and film historians. The film consists of head & ... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
Stars: Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, Frank Capra
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman
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

 
I thought I knew it all.
22 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I should be clear that I am a film history buff, and i really thought I knew pretty much everything there was to know, until I saw Moguls and Movie stars.

The documentary starts off in the penny arcades, where we are told that films are considered the entertainment choice of the poor and less educated. This quickly dismissed medium soon takes the world by storm.

We then learn how powerful women where at the beginning stages of Hollywood, working as writers and directors, and producing some of the biggest films of the era. The documentary examines the pre-Hayes code films, and what Hollywood did to clean up its own image.

Hollywood's handling of Hitler and World War II is told with amazing insight, and it contains a real eye opening story on how Casleblanca may never had been made if it weren't for Pearl Harbor.

We then move on to the films of the 50's and 60's, and the story of James Dean is told. The series does end way too soon, as the 1970's, and the era of the cheap drive in flick don't get this stories told.

Christopher Plummer is amazing as the narrator, and makes the entire series enjoyable. Hopefully, another installment will be produced, connecting a hundred plus years of Hollywood. This is a must series for not only the true film buff like myself, or the novice with a new interest in the history of Hollywood.


0 of 0 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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?