Oscar 2011: Francis Ford Coppola Gets Thalberg Award, Kevin Brownlow Gets Honorary Oscar

Francis Ford Coppola Oscar 2011: Jean-Luc Godard, Eli Wallach Honorary Oscar Recipients Kevin Brownlow (right), 72, is the most renowned silent-film historian and preservationist. Among his various restoration projects are Abel Gance’s epic Napoleon (1927), with Albert Dieudonné; Rex Ingram’s blockbuster The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), starring Rudolph Valentino and Alice Terry; and Raoul Walsh‘s fantasy The Thief of Bagdad (1924), starring Douglas Fairbanks. Among the documentaries Brownlow co-directed with David Gill are Unknown Chaplin, Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow, Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius, D.W. Griffith: Father of Film, and the outstanding Hollywood. Brownlow also directed Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic and, with Christopher Bird, Garbo. Additionally, Brownlow has authored numerous film books, including The Parade’s Gone By; The War, the West, and the Wilderness; Hollywood: The Pioneers; Behind the Mask of Innocence; David Lean; and Mary Pickford Rediscovered. Well, Brownlow should feel right
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