Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
In this episode of Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film, viewers are introduced to the critical role played by cameramen in the early days of American cinema. In a time when technology was still primitive, motion picture photography was as much art as science, and this documentary examines the crucial role played by such artisans in films like Birth of a Nation, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Way Down East, and Intolerance. Interviews with such notables as William Wyler, Lillian Gish, Bessie Love, Allan Dwan, and Colleen Moore are featured prominently in this program, which those with an interest in film history or cinematography are sure to find of interest.
cameraman, filmmaker, Hollywood, silent-film