Best Documentary Movies of 1929
Autour de l'argent
A documentary about the making of L'argent, the epic silent film directed by Marcel L'Herbier. The film shows the details of many of the more complicated moving camera shots.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A 1929 Fox newsreel interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism. Release year attributions of 1927 are incorrect. For further details see: http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/S/SirArthurConanDoyle1929.html
Sound Test for Blackmail
The short sequence, photographed by Jack E Cox, has Hitchcock trying his best to embarrass the film's Czech lead Anny Ondra, who ends up giggling and turning her back to the camera...
A silent film by John Grierson. It tells the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.
A montage of the skyscrapers of Manhattan opens with a succession of stationary views of the upper portions of numerous buildings. This is followed by a wide variety of fluid shots, which also begin to show more and more of the surrounding city, in addition to the skyscrapers themselves.
Finding His Voice
Animated figure Talkie gets a visit from his friend Mutie in search for a job. Talkie takes him to the Western Electric sound lab...
Aviadores y amigos en la Hacienda San Carlos
Airmen and friends at Hacienda San Carlos
Construcción de carretera
Catedral y Plaza Grande
Cathedral and Plaza Grande
Driving a machine