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A Vision of Albion
Cecil Hepworth 1874-1953
Rescued By Rover (1905)
Through Ealing's Eyes. I
Sir Michael Balcon
Through Ealing's Eyes.II
"Just Room For One Inside Sir..."
Other Eyes, Other Visions
British Film At War
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
The Post-War Years
Brighton Rock (1947)
London Belongs To Me (1948)
Scott of The Antarctic (1948)
Tiger Bay (1959)
Whistle down the Wind (1961)
Sir John Mills (1908 - 2005)

 "To me the most remarkable thing about this union [of talking machines and cinematography] is the speed and completeness with which it has been accomplished."
- British film pioneer, Cecil M. Hepworth

There Before Your Eyes

Who's Who of Victoria Cinema

In the first of a new series developed
in partnership with British Telecom,
comedian Paul Merton introduces
an interactive guide to early film
comedy in Britain. Join Paul as
he takes you through a fascinating
and sometimes bizarre world of
4-year-old boxing champions,
human flies, pantomime-horse races
and giant possessed fish, and
explores the roots of today's
distinctively British humour.

required to view Early British Comedy Interactive

despite the fluctuating reputation
of British cinema in subsequent
decades, there is little doubt that
between 1895 and 1905 the best
British pioneers fully deserve to be
ranked alongside their counterparts
in France and the United States in
terms of their resource, innovation
and overall contribution to the
creation of a new art form.
from screenonline brought to you
by the British Film Institute

now in it's eighth year, a
celebration of British cinema
before 1930 and is organized
in collaboration with the
British Film Institute.
held at the Broadway Cinema
in Nottingham 

the true pioneer of the cinematic
art form, unduly forgotten by many

images from a lost age.
at screenonline at the
British Film Institute's website

early British film comedies have
received little attention by
comparison with their better
known American counterparts,
partly because most of the
great silent screen comedians
(many of them, like Charlie Chaplin, British)
were working in Hollywood with
higher production values, but
also because British humour
was regarded as quirky, wordy,
anarchic and parochial, now read on,
from screenonline brought to you by
the British Film Institute

For around seventy years,
800 rolls of early nitrate film
sat in sealed barrels in the
basement of a shop. a startling
discovery at screenonline at
the British Film Institute's website 

National Museum of Photography Film and Television

 The It Is Forever England Website
and Cinema Show 
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