Kevin Brownlow

Kevin Brownlow – It Happened Here (1966)

It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.

British film historian Kevin Brownlow was all of 18 when he conceived the idea for this alternate-history film depicting what life in London would have been like if Nazi troops had conquered England in July 1940. Along with his friend and collaborator Andrew Mollo (only 16 at the time), he took eight years to piece the film together using borrowed equipment and begging scraps of film stock from established filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick. Read More »

Kevin Brownlow – Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

Feature-length documentary on Lon Chaney, featuring new interviews (notably with Chaney biographer Michael F. Blake), unseen footage of Chaney, and excerpts from old interviews with Chaney contemporaries who have since passed away.
A TCM original production, included in the DVD boxset “TCM Archives – Lon Chaney Collection”. Read More »

Michael Winterbottom & Kevin Brownlow – Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1996)

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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.
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Kevin Brownlow – D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (1993)

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This three-part documentary by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill explores D.W. Griffith’s career. Read More »