Kevin Brownlow

Kevin Brownlow, who lives in London, is a historian of silent films, which he began collecting at the age of eleven.  He has written about them in The Parade's Gone By...; The War, the West, and the Wilderness; Behind the Mask of Innocence; Hollywood: The Pioneers; and Napolean: Abel Gance's Classic Film, which recounted his acclaimed reconstruction of that famous masterpiece.  As a filmmaker, he has made two features with Andrew Mollo--It Happened Here and Winstanley--and several television documentaries with David Gill, including the thirteen-part series Hollywood, first shown in 1980, and more recently Unknown Chaplin, Buster KEaton: A Hard Art to Follow, and Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius.


David Lean

Kevin Brownlow

The life and its biographer provide a landmark work on the cinema. Emerging from a childhood of nearly Dickensian darkness, David Lean found his great success as a director of the appropriately...