Ernst Lubitsch: The Early (Silent) Career of One of Cinema's Greatest Directors
Ernst Lubitsch is remembered today (if he's remembered at all) for his early work pioneering the American romantic comedy with films like Trouble in Paradise (1932), Ninotchka (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and To Be or Not to Be (1942).
But before that - working in Germany primarily at Ufa studios - and then at a number of US studios, Lubitsch made many important contributions in silent films.
For those who want to learn more about a towering figure in the history of motion pictures, and to actually watch some of Lubitsch's forgotten early work, here's a link to an overview of Ernst Lubitsch's early days - written by Shari Kizirian - with links to online films - posted to fandor on May 2, 2012.
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