1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
video file DVD video.
Six 60-minute programs present the early days of the movie industry in Europe and the contributions of European filmmakers to the development of the medium. Includes interviews with some of the pioneers of the film industry and film footage from early movies, from the very earliest efforts in the 1890's to the introduction of sound in the 1930's.
Vol 1. Where it all began. Art's promised land (Sweden) -- v. 2. The unchained camera (Germany). The music of light (France) -- v. 3. Opportunity lost (Britain). End of an era.
Pt. 2 directed by Michael Winterbottom & Dan Carter ; music composed by Nic Raine (pt. 1), Philip Appleby (pt. 2, 5-6), Carl Davis (pt. 3-4) ; conducted by Nic Raine (pt. 1-2, 5-6), Carl Davis (pt. 3-4) ; music played by the City of Prague Philharmonic (pt. 1-3), Symphony Orchestra of RTV Slovenia (pt. 4-6) ; narrated by Kevin Branagh.
Kenneth Branagh, narrator.
Originally issued : [New York, NY] : DLT Entertainment, c1998 sound, color with black & white sequences ; 1/2 in.