Film On Film

Film on Film is all about making movies. Who makes them, how they make them, who's in them...and how did all this crazy light fantastic get started? This is a great section for anyone interested film, it's beginnings, it's personalities, it's ups and downs and it's future. Look behind the red velvet curtain and discover the machine behind the screen. Pictured: The tumultous life of film maker Ed Wood is explored in 'Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora'

F for Fake (1973)

Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles

Orson Welles used discarded documentary footage to put together a delightful look at deception of all sorts. The question of 'what is real?' is posed... Read more

The American West of John Ford (1971)

Director: Dennis Saunders
Starring: John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

Documentary hosted and narrated by John Wayne, James Stewart and Henry Fonda and takes an in-depth look at the extraodinary career and the life of Joh... Read more

Hollywood: The Fabulous Era (1962)

Director: Jack Haley Jr

With the invention of sound, Hollywood began its most flamboyant surge in technique and expression. This evocative and groundbreaking epoch revealed a... Read more

The First Kings of Comedy Collection (1957)

Director: Robert Youngson
Starring: Ben Turpin, Buster Keaton, Carole Lombard, Charley Chase, Charlie Chaplin, Harry...

Famed documentarian Robert Youngson presents a pair of documentaries that celebrate the era of silent slapstick comedy. First, "The Golden Age of Come... Read more

The James Dean Story (1957)

Director: Robert Altman, George W George
Starring: James Dean

Robert Altman co-directed this doco with G.W. George in 1957. The film explores Dean's personal life through interviews with family and friends, as we... Read more

The James Dean Story / The Bells of Cockaigne (1953)

Director: Robert Altman
Starring: James Dean, Gene Lockhart, Donalee Taylor

Along with Robert Altman's seminal documentary is the hour-long telefilm 'The Bells of Cockaigne' featuring a rare glimpse of a young pre-stardom Jame... Read more

Kirk Douglas: Lust for Life / The Bad and the Beautiful / Young Man with a Horn / Before I Forget (1950)

Director: Jeff Kanew, Michael Curtiz, Vincente Minnelli
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Dick Powell, Doris Day, Gloria Grahame, Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner...

Kirk Douglas Box Set. 'Young Man with a Horn' (1950) - Trumpeteer Douglas' talent carries him from honky-tonks to posh supper clubs, but his search fo... Read more

The Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark (1943)

Director: Mark Robson
Starring: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, Kim Hunter

A young woman comes to New York City to look for her missing sister and uncovers a deadly devil-worshipping cult in 'The Seventh Victim', starring Kim... Read more