Thursday, June 16, 2005

From Russia to Hollywood

Follows the careers of Michael Chekov & George Shdanoff- 2 Russian imigre's that were the acting teachers for the Hollywood elite - this is a very dry documentary- but it was neat to see archival footage from Czarist Russia on up- basically would talk about the methods used to act and would show examples with some of their famous pupils- including Marilyn Monroe,James Dean,Gary Cooper,etc. narrated by Gregory Peck - another student 0f these 2 . I enjoyed the documentary- but I think it would put most folks to sleep unless they are history buffs with a taste for old Hollywood B-

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