BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Dir: Pamela B Green. Pioneering French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache was a contemporary of those pioneers of early silent cinema, including the Lumiere Brothers and George Melies. She made one of the first narrative films with The Cabbage Fairy in 1896. She pioneered many film techniques and a more naturalistic style of acting for films. In the 1890s she worked with Gaumont Studios. She established Solax, her own studio, and set up business in Fort Lee, New Jersey. She was incredibly prolific, making some 1000 films. Her films Continue reading