Aroview: Kevin Brownlow and David Gill continue their extended homage to all things cinema with an in-depth series on early cinema in Europe leading up until the mid 1930s. Covers the prolific early industries of Sweden, France and Italy, with a focus on directors like Gance, Sjostrom, Lang and Hitchcock, but also some now-obscure talents.
Three tapes - two episodes each, or one (long) DVD.
Tape 1: Where It All Began (intro), Art's Promised Land (Sweden)
Tape 2: The Unchained Camera (Germany), The Music of Light (France)
Tape 3: Opportunity Lost (Britain), End of an Era (Conclusion)