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Silent Britain

Synopsis
A journey through the first three decades of British cinema celebrating its visionary filmmakers and the unsung stars. Presented by Matthew Sweet and illustrated throughout with film clips including the first British sex comedy in 1898 and Britain’s first talkie in 1929 - Hitchcock’s BLACKMAIL.

DVD extras include Interview with Neil Brand, one of the world’s foremost silent film composers; Short film spoof of 1920s film censorship - CUT IT OUT(Adrian Brunel, 1925); Stills gallery
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2006
Notes
Broadcast on BBC4 on 31/5/06
Subjects
Film Studies
Keywords
censorship; cinema - UK; silent films; archive films

Credits

Producer
David Thompson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
88 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Name

BFI Production

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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