The Story of Film Begins Tonight!
Monday and Tuesdays in September TCM will be showing a 15 part documentary series entitled The Story of Film, and screening 52 key films alongside it. Be sure to check TCM’s web site for the schedule — I’ll be doing a handful of posts about key nights that interest me (like tonight!), but not for each night. Tonight, an exciting line-up laying out the cinema’s early years, featuring films by Thomas Edison and his studio, the Lumiere Brothers, George Méliès, pioneering female filmmaker Alice Guy, Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. Mandatory viewing! The fun starts tonight at 8pm EST.
To learn more about the history of film please check out my new book: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from amazon.com etc etc etc