Monday 30 June 2014

The Amazing Years of Cinema, "The Comedies"

The Amazing Years of Cinema, "The Comedies," is narrated by Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  The one documentary was split into two parts for loading efficiency in the days of lesser bandwidth.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Citing cinema as the first truly mass entertainment seems hubristic in the extreme. The Colosseum springs to mind, or if you require repetition, plays performed in different venues fill the bill (pun intended).

I found the description of old-time comedy movies as 'violent hilarity' most apt. I watched in awe as a house was destroyed by plumes of water. Knowing the scenes were real had a lot more impact than the constant suspicion of CGI with which we watch modern cinema.