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Video Pick of the Week
GAUMONT TREASURES. Any film buff worth their salt knows that France was THE place for innovation at the dawn of the movies and this box set will help prove the point. Each disc showcases a different French pioneer working at Gaumont Studios: Louis Feuillade (of Les Vampires and Judex fame); Alice Guy, the earliest known female director, and the forgotten Leonce Perret. This box is an essential part of cinema history and a pleasure to watch.
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February 2015: Women in combat! Of the silent era!
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Movie Book Pick
THE UFA STORY: A HISTORY OF GERMANY'S GREATEST FILM COMPANY by Klaus Kreimeier. Arguably the most important studio in Europe, certainly the most important studio in Germany, Ufa was home to the finest directors and the most innovative techniques during the silent era. This fascinating book tells the story of the men, women and films of Ufa. There's excitement, invention and tragedy as the studio grows in power during the decadent Weimar Republic and then suffers its eventual descent into fascism. A must-read.
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