Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008)

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A chronicle of the life and career of silent film star Mary Pickford.


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Director:

Nicholas Eliopoulos

Writer:

Janelle Balnicke

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11 August 2013 | MartinHafer
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| A lovely overview of the career of Mary Pickford
It's impossible to dislike a film about the life of Mary Pickford--especially when it offers clips from many of her best films as well as narration by Mary herself (taken from various interviews she made later in life). On top of that, the filmmakers seemed to really like Miss Pickford and the documentary was a nice, loving tribute to this silent star. It's narrated by Michael York and is chock full of nice interviews, a few clips that were never shown before* and is nearly as good as the biography of Pickford that they showed on "The American Experience". My only quibble is that the film seemed a bit too glowing at times--and I was left wondering if Pickford could be as wonderful as they made her sound! Well worth seeing.

*Twice in the film, they showed a clip from "Sparrows" of an angel interacting with Mary. It was possibly the most beautiful camera trick I've seen in a silent film--yet, inexplicably, the clip never actually made it to the final movie. I have no idea why--it was amazing.

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Genres

Documentary | Biography

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Release Date:

29 August 2008

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

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