Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Overview of European Cinema

by Michael Winterbottom

Cinema Europe gives an overview of European Cinema, but it feels a bit too long and with 6 one-hour episodes it is a bit repetitive. If you want to delve into the history of filmmaking it’s worth a look, but in the past 10 years the explosion of DVDs and features on the discs have filled in many of the gaps that show up in documentary series such as this. You can also see many of the films in the series in restored versions, but there are some rare and fascinating clips of early cinematic experiments and fragments of lost films. Check out Cinema Europe if you want to do some research, but it can be a bit dry at times.

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