Paul Merton’s Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema


Release Date : 2010-03-28 (EN)

Movie Plot

Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema – not in Hollywood, but closer to home in pre-1914 Britain and France. Revealing the unknown stars and lost masterpieces, he brings to life the pioneering techniques and optical inventiveness of the virtuosos who mastered a new art form. With a playful eye and comic sense of timing, Merton combines the role of presenter and director to recreate the weird and wonderful world that is early European cinema in a series of cinematic experiments of his own.


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