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American Masters: The Brothers Warner

I caught this last night on PBS, twice because I missed a couple of parts the first time. If you get a chance to see it or Tivo it, I recommend it.



Clint Eastwood does some narrating but there are many others, Spielberg, Scorsese, lots of people in it.

Starts back in the silent era and comes up to the current period of films. Covering the people making the films, starring in the films, the studio heads, cool info abounds.

Excellent stuff I'd say. Free info if you want to catch it.

Some excerpts and interviews that were edited out of the documentary at this link.

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Saw this when it was on TV before, very interesting history of Hollywood's greatest studio.
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I was an intern on this film, so you know I give it my thumbs up.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Saw this when it was on TV before, very interesting history of Hollywood's greatest studio.
I thought it was brand new?

Do they mean for the first time on PBS by "premiering nationally on Sept 25th?"

I really enjoyed it. I didn't know Clint had played such a huge role there.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
I thought it was brand new?

Do they mean for the first time on PBS by "premiering nationally on Sept 25th?"
Hmmm...I could have sworn I saw an American Masters program on the Warner brothers before. Perhaps it was a different one. Either way, it's starting right now, so I'm off to watch it.

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I too saw it and I really enjoyed it; I would say that they missed the addition of "Angels with Dirty Faces" in the Cagney retrospective because of the film's ending made as a social morality play of sorts.
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There are actually two different American Masters episodes airing on PBS. The first is the five hour long "Warner Bros: You Must Remember This", directed by Richard Schickel. It was broken into three parts which aired over the last three nights. The second is "The Brothers Warner" which is more of a typical hour long AM-style biographical episode.
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I've seen a lot of the 5 hour version in the last 24 hours. Yay insomnia.

There are some pretty good stories. But it has that same "Lives of the Saints" feeling that I get from the extras on Disney DVDs.
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Originally Posted by William Fuld View Post
There are actually two different American Masters episodes airing on PBS. The first is the five hour long "Warner Bros: You Must Remember This", directed by Richard Schickel. It was broken into three parts which aired over the last three nights. The second is "The Brothers Warner" which is more of a typical hour long AM-style biographical episode.
Thanks for the clarification.

I've been watching the long one. Watched the last part last night.

Awesome stuff I really enjoyed it.
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I'm halfway through the 5 or 6 hours of it, whichever it is. I already like it. I'd definitely buy it on dvd if/when it comes out (has it?) just for the historical significance. Side note: There was a mini-series back in 1987 or 88 called "The Murder of Mary Phagan", about the murder of a 14-year-old girl at Atlanta's National Pencil Factory in 1915) that had Peter Gallagher and Jack Lemmon in it. I was only 14/15 those 2 years, but remember watching it. Too bad it's not out on dvd (only VHS). Anywho, I didn't know that Warner already did a movie about that tragedy called "They Won't Forget" back in 1937. Should see if that movie's available and compare the two.
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Anywho, I didn't know that Warner already did a movie about that tragedy called "They Won't Forget" back in 1937. Should see if that movie's available and compare the two.
That's a fantastic courtroom drama. They play it on TCM now and again.

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