Warner Brothers celebrates their 85th anniversary in 2008 with a new documentary and book

May 25, 2008 No Comments

An illuminating new documentary profiling the movie house devotes a segment to their 1950s darling Doris Day.

Throughout 2008, Warner Home Video will celebrate Warner Bros. Studios’ 85th anniversary with an initiative that will debut more than 50 new-to-DVD feature films. The centrepiece of these celebrations will be an illuminating new documentary “You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story” and a 550-page book of the same name which is tipped as an “ultimate guide to the greatest movie studio in history”.

The stunning new documentary narrated by Clint Eastwood is produced, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and Time magazine’s senior film critic Richard Schickel. It will premier in a three-part special that airs in America this September on PBS network’s American Masters series. The book and DVD will also debut that same month.

The documentary notably uses rare archival interviews (some of which have not been seen for decades), newly photographed material and features cleverly assembled film clips from literally hundreds of films. Each of its hour-long sequences focus on a specific period in the studio’s history from the silent movie days and the development of sound to the current day onset of new technologies and broadening and diversification of media companies in recent years. A 10 minute segment about Doris Day will feature for the 1950s. The only other Warner Bros. star to be spotlighted for that decade will be James Dean.

Fans can also rejoice with the news that Warner Home Video are also now compiling a third DVD boxset of Day films for 2009!

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