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Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood 

Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.
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Series cast summary:
Kenneth Branagh ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1995
Jean-Louis Trintignant ...  Narrator (french version) 6 episodes, 1995
Ulrich Tukur ...  Narrator (german version) 6 episodes, 1995
Sidney Gilliat Sidney Gilliat ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Marie Glory ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Peter Hopkinson Peter Hopkinson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jean Oser Jean Oser ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Leni Riefenstahl ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Claude Autant-Lara ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Chili Bouchier Chili Bouchier ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Dallas Bower Dallas Bower ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Eric Cross Eric Cross ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jean Dréville ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Blanche Montel ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Joan Morgan Joan Morgan ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Ronald Neame ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Freddie Young ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
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Chronicles the birth of European cinema, from the Lumiere brothers to World War I, and then the first golden age of Swedish cinema, from the formation of Svenska Bio to the departure for Hollywood of Stiller and Sjöström. The French build the first studio, invent the traveling shot, and experiment in sound. Max Linder becomes the first comedic star. The Italians do spectacle and early realism. Germans invent film propaganda and have Lubitsch. The Danish cinema is rich before the war. An affectionate portrait of Swedish cinema appreciates its cinematography, led by Jaenzon, its conversion of novels into film, and the emergence of a production company that owned its own theaters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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UK

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English | German | French | Italian | Swedish | Danish

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1 October 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El cine en Europa: El otro Hollywood See more »

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Photoplay Productions See more »
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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The Silent Era
15 February 1999 | by rock-26See all my reviews

Kevin Brownlow & David Gill have done it again. After doing great justice to Hollywood in the silent era (Hollywood, The Unknow Chaplin, Buster Keaton: A hard Act To Follow & Harold Lloyd: The Third Guineus), they took on the silent films from Europe. Carl davis has written yet again a fabulous score. Why hasn't the Academy Awards honored these guys. Being from England (Davis is a New Yorker),these guys care more about our film heritage than anyone in Hollywood does.


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