David Gill (film historian)

David Gill
David Ian Gill (9 June 1928 – 28 September 1997) was a British film historian, preservationist and documentarian who documented the history of motion pictures and helped restore many early, silent films.wikipedia
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Photoplay Productions

Whilst at Thames, he met film historian Kevin Brownlow, with whom he was to form Photoplay Productions and work as co-director and producer on several silent film-related projects.
D. W. Griffith: Father of Film, produced by Kevin Brownlow, David Gilll and Patrick Stanbury. Narrated by Sam Wanamaker.

Thames Television

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As a result of that year's franchise changes, he moved to Thames Television in 1968, working mainly on news and documentaries for, amongst others, the Today and This Week programmes.
This series, produced by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill, was followed by the company sponsoring Thames Silents, a project undertaken by Brownlow and Gill of the restoration and screenings (in a limited number of cinemas and on television) of major films from the silent era.

Kevin Brownlow

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Whilst at Thames, he met film historian Kevin Brownlow, with whom he was to form Photoplay Productions and work as co-director and producer on several silent film-related projects.
Brownlow also began a collaboration with David Gill with whom he produced several documentaries on the silent era.

Unknown Chaplin

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The Unknown Chaplin; Gill produced a subsequent three-part series, Unknown Chaplin, with Kevin Brownlow.
The film was directed and written by film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill.

Napoléon (1927 film)

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These included the Hollywood (1980) series and a restoration of Abel Gance's epic Napoléon, which was performed in 1980 at the Empire, Leicester Square.
In scoring the film, Davis was assisted by David Gill and Liz Sutherland; the three had just completed the Thames Television documentary series Hollywood (1980), on the silent film era.

Hollywood (1980 TV series)

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These included the Hollywood (1980) series and a restoration of Abel Gance's epic Napoléon, which was performed in 1980 at the Empire, Leicester Square.

Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush (restoration)
Little was known about his working process throughout his lifetime, but research from film historians – particularly the findings of Kevin Brownlow and David Gill that were presented in the three-part documentary Unknown Chaplin (1983) – has since revealed his unique working method.

Buster Keaton

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Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) (TV) (producer)
A 1987 documentary, Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow, directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill, won two Emmy Awards.

Historian

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David Ian Gill (9 June 1928 – 28 September 1997) was a British film historian, preservationist and documentarian who documented the history of motion pictures and helped restore many early, silent films.

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David Ian Gill (9 June 1928 – 28 September 1997) was a British film historian, preservationist and documentarian who documented the history of motion pictures and helped restore many early, silent films.

Papua New Guinea

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He was born in Papua New Guinea, the son of Cecil Gill, a missionary doctor.

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He was born in Papua New Guinea, the son of Cecil Gill, a missionary doctor.

Sculpture

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His uncle was the sculptor Eric Gill.

Eric Gill

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His uncle was the sculptor Eric Gill.

Hereford

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The family returned to England in 1933 where Gill attended the Belmont Abbey School, Hereford.

Huntington's disease

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Gill died at his home in Huntingdon, England, aged 69, after a heart attack.

Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Gill trained as a dancer and joined Britain's Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1946, appearing in The Sleeping Princess, which opened in Covent Garden that year.

Covent Garden

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Gill trained as a dancer and joined Britain's Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1946, appearing in The Sleeping Princess, which opened in Covent Garden that year.

Royal Ballet School

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In 1953, he married dancer Pauline Wadsworth, who later taught at The Royal Ballet School.

Ballet

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Gill left ballet in 1955 to work in television, producing his mime play, The Way of the Cross, for the BBC before joining Associated-Rediffusion as an editor.

BBC

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Gill left ballet in 1955 to work in television, producing his mime play, The Way of the Cross, for the BBC before joining Associated-Rediffusion as an editor.

Associated-Rediffusion

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Gill left ballet in 1955 to work in television, producing his mime play, The Way of the Cross, for the BBC before joining Associated-Rediffusion as an editor.

Editing

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Gill left ballet in 1955 to work in television, producing his mime play, The Way of the Cross, for the BBC before joining Associated-Rediffusion as an editor.

News

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As a result of that year's franchise changes, he moved to Thames Television in 1968, working mainly on news and documentaries for, amongst others, the Today and This Week programmes.

Documentary film

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As a result of that year's franchise changes, he moved to Thames Television in 1968, working mainly on news and documentaries for, amongst others, the Today and This Week programmes.