A discussion about the making of the 1945 film “Brief Encounter.” Included: remarks from the production's participants and admirers, such as producers Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904-2003) and Ronald Neame; actor John Sessions; and actress Lucy Fleming, whose mother, Celia Johnston (1908-82), had a starring role.
A documentary about the making of the 1947 film “Black Narcissus” includes commentary from director of photography Jack Cardiff; movie historian and professor Ian Christie; camera operator Christopher Challis; and Christian Routh, grandson of set-and-costume designer Hein Heckroth.
An introduction to the film “The Red Shoes” includes commentary from its photography director Jack Cardiff; film producer Andrew MacDonald; ballet dancer Darcey Bussell; and Kevin MacDonald, the grandson-biographer of writer-director Emeric Pressburger (1902-88).
A discussion about the making of the 1948 film “Oliver Twist” includes remarks from actress Kay Walsh (1911-2005), who starred in the movie; producers Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904-2003) and Ronald Neame; and camera operator Oswald Morris.
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Premiered: October 8, 2005
Premise: Pioneers of film, fictional characters and behind-the-scenes looks at filmmaking are featured in this series. (more)