Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema
Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema, not in Hollywood but in pre-1914 Britain and France.
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.
|Executive Producer||Michael Poole|