Mr. Brownlow is very well-known in silent film circles, but also with everyone who appreciate film history. He, and David Gill, created outstanding documentaries about Charlie Chaplin (Unknown Chaplin Series), Buster Keaton (A Hard Act to Follow), Harold Lloyd (The Third Genius), D.W. Griffith (Father of Film), Cinema Europe, and many more.
Brownlow also created his own film in the 1960s, about what if Germany did win during WWII and took over Britain, called 'It Happened Here', which took several years to create, with no budget to start with. (Available now on DVD.)
Many fine books to his credit, as well, including a groundbreaking book on the history of silent films 'The Parade's Gone By'. (Online preview of book.)
This is a great honor, for a man who has committed his life to saving not only silent films, but classic films, in general. A wholehearted congratulations!
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