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Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own (A&E DVD Archives)
Hollywood An Empire of Their Own
A&E DVD Archives
Actors: Walter Bernstein, Edward Dmytryk, A.C. Lyles, Abraham Polonsky, Robert L. Rosen
Genres: Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 40min

This "lucid, inviting work of social history" (The New York Times) highlights the bold and enduring vision of the Jewish immigrants who founded Hollywood and reinvented American culture.


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Actors: Walter Bernstein, Edward Dmytryk, A.C. Lyles, Abraham Polonsky, Robert L. Rosen
Genres: Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary, Biography
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Pretty good overview, politically enlightening
Steven E. Romer | Woodstock | 10/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a good movie about how the Jews came to run Hollywood, and Broadway, for most of the last century. Of course, it is somewhat biased because we are so immersed in the culture of Jewish Hollywood movies now, and the whole film is from the Jewish perspective. It is difficult for Americans now to "think outside the Jewish box" so we are automatically biased. At one point the film says that Jews made only 2 anti-nazi movies before the war. This is so absolutely untrue that it is laughable. I have seen several anti-German pre-war films (not the two they mentioned) not to mention the books and comic-books they published against Germany and the Nazis. Charles Lindbergh went on tour speaking out and warning America before the war that Jews were the "war agitators" even... Anyway, the movie does show clearly how and why Jews took over the movie industry. It even gives some insight as to why they promoted and fomented communist revolution in Russia against the Czar. It helps you understand these people and is a great example of how they tend to go straight for the lines of communication in any nation they enter as a "diaspora" people as part of their strategy. See The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements. You can see why Mel Gibson is not likely to do many more big-role movies in Hollywood after what he said, and after "The Passion of the Christ"... Anyone interested in US politics, and understanding the politics of Hollywood especially would do well to watch this. It answers questions I have always wondered about. Riveting. Highly recommended."
Great content
Jeremy Snead | Dallas, TX | 03/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Hollywood AEOTO, is a great documentary peice on the golden age of Hollywood.

What I like - All the highlights of studio moguls, talent and filmmakers of the golden age are distilled in this 2 hour video.

What I didn't like - There was no "new information" that I had not seen in other individual documentaries on actors, moguls or filmmakers of the golden age.

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