Photoplay Productions

Photoplay Productions is an independent film company, based in the UK, under the direction of Kevin Brownlow and Patrick Stanbury.wikipedia
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Patrick Stanbury

Photoplay Productions is an independent film company, based in the UK, under the direction of Kevin Brownlow and Patrick Stanbury. D. W. Griffith: Father of Film, produced by Kevin Brownlow, David Gilll and Patrick Stanbury. Narrated by Sam Wanamaker.
In 1990, together with Kevin Brownlow and David Gill, Stanbury established Photoplay Productions.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

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In 2010, Photoplay Productions was the recipient of the Silent Film Festival Award
On July 14, 2011, the Silent Film Festival announced their presentation, in association with American Zoetrope, The Film Preserve, Photoplay Productions, and British Film Institute, of Abel Gance's Napoleon in March 2012 at the Paramount Theatre Oakland.

David Gill (film historian)

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D. W. Griffith: Father of Film, produced by Kevin Brownlow, David Gilll and Patrick Stanbury. Narrated by Sam Wanamaker. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh
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.

Kevin Brownlow

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Photoplay Productions is an independent film company, based in the UK, under the direction of Kevin Brownlow and Patrick Stanbury. D. W. Griffith: Father of Film, produced by Kevin Brownlow, David Gilll and Patrick Stanbury. Narrated by Sam Wanamaker. I'm King Kong! - The Exploits of Merian C Cooper (2005) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Garbo (2005) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by Julie Christie Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh Universal Horror (1998) directed by Kevin Brownlow. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh So Funny It Hurt – Buster Keaton And MGM (2004) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by James Karen Abel Gance – The Charm of Dynamite (1968) directed by Kevin Brownlow. Narrated by Lindsay Anderson
They also restored and released many classic silent films through the Thames Silents series (later via Photoplay Productions) in the 1980s and 1990s, generally with new musical scores by Carl Davis.

The Birth of a Nation

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The Birth of a Nation (1915) directed by D. W. Griffith starring Lillian Gish and Henry B Walthall
In the UK, Photoplay Productions restored the Museum of Modern Art's 35mm print that was the source of Shepard's 16 mm print, though they also augmented it with extra material from the British Film Institute.

Napoléon (1927 film)

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Napoleon (1927) directed by Abel Gance starring Albert Dieudonné
In 2016 it was released by BFI and Photoplay Productions on DVD, Blu-ray and for streaming via the BFI Player.

Lois Weber

The Blot (1921) directed by Lois Weber starring Claire Windsor and Louis Calhern
The Blot was then produced for video by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill of Photoplay Productions, and released on home video and DVD.

The Godless Girl

The Godless Girl (1928) directed by Cecil B. DeMille
In 2007, a version was released by Photoplay Productions and George Eastman House, in association with the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation and Film4, restored from deMille's own nitrate print, with a new music score by Carl Davis.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925 film)

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The Phantom of the Opera (1925) directed by Rupert Julian with Lon Chaney
For the 2003 Image Entertainment–Photoplay Productions two-disc DVD set, the 1930 soundtrack was reedited in an attempt to fit the Eastman House print as best as possible.

Independent film

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Photoplay Productions is an independent film company, based in the UK, under the direction of Kevin Brownlow and Patrick Stanbury.

Silent film

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Is one of the few independent companies to operate in the revival of interest in the lost world of silent cinema and has been recognised as a driving force in the subject. Photoplay Productions has restored numerous feature silent films and shorts, with music by Carl Davis including the following titles:

Sam Wanamaker

D. W. Griffith: Father of Film, produced by Kevin Brownlow, David Gilll and Patrick Stanbury. Narrated by Sam Wanamaker.

The Secret Life of Plants

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I'm King Kong! - The Exploits of Merian C Cooper (2005) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Garbo (2005) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by Julie Christie So Funny It Hurt – Buster Keaton And MGM (2004) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by James Karen

Alec Baldwin

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I'm King Kong! - The Exploits of Merian C Cooper (2005) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by Alec Baldwin

Julie Christie

Garbo (2005) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by Julie Christie

Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood

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Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

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Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh Universal Horror (1998) directed by Kevin Brownlow. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh

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Universal Horror (1998) directed by Kevin Brownlow. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh

James Karen

So Funny It Hurt – Buster Keaton And MGM (2004) directed by Kevin Brownlow and Christopher Bird. Narrated by James Karen

Lindsay Anderson

Abel Gance – The Charm of Dynamite (1968) directed by Kevin Brownlow. Narrated by Lindsay Anderson

Feature film

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Photoplay Productions has restored numerous feature silent films and shorts, with music by Carl Davis including the following titles:

Short film

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Photoplay Productions has restored numerous feature silent films and shorts, with music by Carl Davis including the following titles:

Carl Davis

Photoplay Productions has restored numerous feature silent films and shorts, with music by Carl Davis including the following titles:

Abel Gance

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Napoleon (1927) directed by Abel Gance starring Albert Dieudonné