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Century of Cinema (1995–1998)

TV Series | Documentary

Personal and profound look into lives immersed in film. These documentaries about films and culture show the medium's role in love and war, nostalgia and national identity. Cinema was born in the late 19th century when inventors in three ...See morePersonal and profound look into lives immersed in film. These documentaries about films and culture show the medium's role in love and war, nostalgia and national identity. Cinema was born in the late 19th century when inventors in three different countries almost simultaneously developed the technology to shoot moving film and to project it. The Lumiere Brothers were the first in Paris, 1895. To celebrate cinema's centenary, in 1995 the BFI produced a series of documentaries in which talented directors were invited to contemplate their own national cinemas. The results ranged between highly personal and profoundly universal, and together constitute this collection, Century of Cinema. Written by X See less
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1995 (United Kingdom)

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Martin Scorsese
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Nagisa Ôshima
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Allison Anders
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Kathryn Bigelow
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Brian De Palma
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André De Toth
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Clint Eastwood
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Jodie Foster
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Carl Franklin
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George Lucas
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Gregory Peck
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Arthur Penn
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Cosme Alves Neto
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Michael Apted
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Henry Arnold
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Cathal Black
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Gabriel Byrne
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Fabrice Bénard
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Philippe Collin
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Joe Comerford
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Raul Cortez
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Donal Donnelly
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Roddy Doyle
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Stephen Frears
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Patrick Gillieron
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Jean-Luc Godard
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Estelle Grynszpan
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Margo Harkin
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Jorge Luís Hidalgo
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Neil Jordan
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Xavier Jougleux
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Gavin Lambert
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Pat Murphy
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Sam Neill
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Silvia Oroz
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Alan Parker
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Michel Piccoli
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Bob Quinn
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Cécile Reigher
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Jim Sheridan
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Patrick Tannus
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Christiane Torloni
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William B. White
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Shyam Benegal
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Ken Gampu
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Shashi Kapoor
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B.K. Karanjia
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Girish Karnad
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Amit Khanna
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Albee Lesotho
Essomba Touneur Essomba Touneur   See fewer
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Anthony Levendale
Bruce Lee Bruce Lee   See fewer
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Aleksey Petrenko
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Mani Ratnam
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Mrinal Sen
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George Miller
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Cheh Chang
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Kaige Chen
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Peggy Chiao
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Allen Fong
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Ang Lee
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Tony Rayns
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Lung Ti
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Hark Tsui
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John Woo
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Jin Xie
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Wolfgang Becker
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Frank Beyer
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Peter Bogdanovich
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Detlev Buck
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Edgar Reitz
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Peter Sehr
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