Silent Britain

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Silent Britain

silent film british history cinema history british cinema silent cinema british film

Silent Britain

Release Date: May 31, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   BBC, BFI
Director    :   David Thompson
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Matthew Sweet
RunTime    :   89 mins.

Long treated with indifference by critics and historians, British silent cinema has only recently undergone the reevaluation it has long deserved, revealing it to be far richer than previously acknowledged. This documentary, featuring clips from a remarkable range of films, celebrates the early years of British filmmaking and spans from such pioneers as George Albert Smith and Cecil Hepworth to such later figures as Anthony Asquith, Maurice Elvey and, of course, Alfred Hitchcock.




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