Monday, October 4, 2010

Kevin Brownlow & David Gill - Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film - 10 - The Man with the Megaphone (1980)

Description: The silent Film Director was a glamorous and colourful figure, highly paid, highly regarded, yet there was no training for his job.....
Interviewed are Alan Dwan, Byron Haskin, and stuntman Harvey Parry.
Actress Janet Gaynor, and film editor Harold Schuster remember the production of F.W. Murnau's "SUNRISE"

"The Man With the Megaphone" - Silent film directors were flamboyant pioneers, making up their technique as they went along. Filming 'indoor' sets on open outdoor lots and combating the elements, communicating with actors in spite of overwhelming distraction and deafening noise, directors (male and female) fashion great films out of chaos and confusion. Interviews include Bessie Love, Janet Gaynor, and King Vidor.

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