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Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood 

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








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 ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Marie Glory ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Peter Hopkinson Peter Hopkinson ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Jean Oser Jean Oser ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Leni Riefenstahl ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Claude Autant-Lara ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Chili Bouchier ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Dallas Bower Dallas Bower ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Eric Cross Eric Cross ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Jean Dréville ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Blanche Montel ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Joan Morgan Joan Morgan ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Ronald Neame ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995
Freddie Young ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995


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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Marvelous documentary with exquisitive opening theme.
24 May 1999 | by cricket-14See all my reviews

This is the type of documentary I live for. The Brownlow/Gill team have produced some very intriguing documentaries on the silent film era - about which I knew very little until I saw ALL of them (and a wonderful marathon of Buster Keaton silents on American Movie Classics channel about 3 years ago.)

Encore! Bravo!

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Release Date:

1 October 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El cine en Europa: El otro Hollywood See more »

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Production Co:

Photoplay Productions See more »
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(6 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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