|Asta Nielsen - early Danish sex symbol|
Hollywood The Prequel featured vintage interview from the likes of Mary Pickford and can be found on the BBC iPlayer for the next week. Film buffs and those interested in movies will find it an informative and captivating listen. One particularly interesting section stated that another of the reasons Hollywood overtook British films were that they were better paced and this is something I largely agree with. The example of the old Brit comedies was given where we would constantly see characters running up and down stairs. In American they cut out those parts and got straight to the point. It's not that the UK can't make blockbuster type movies it just seems they don't want to.