Jan-Christopher Horak

Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin: From Schönhauser Allee to Hollywood (2006)

Featuring interviews with daughter Nicola Lubitsch, film historians Enno Patalas and Jan-Christopher Horak and filmmaker Tom Tykwer (among others), Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin documents the life of the legendary filmmaker from his birth in 1892 to his departure for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Nicola Lubitsch  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Michael Hanisch  •  Hans Helmut Prinzler

Featuring interviews with daughter Nicola Lubitsch, film historians Enno Patalas and Jan-Christopher Horak and filmmaker Tom Tykwer (among others), Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin documents the life of the legendary filmmaker from his birth in 1892 to his departure for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Nicola Lubitsch  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Michael Hanisch  •  Hans Helmut Prinzler

G.W. Pabst's 'Kameradschaft': An Introduction by Jan-Christopher Horak (2017)

Film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak discusses Pabst's 1931 film  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Jan-Christopher Horak

Film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak discusses Pabst's 1931 film  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Jan-Christopher Horak

G.W. Pabst's 'Westfront 1918': An Introduction by Jan-Christopher Horak (2017)

Film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak discusses Pabst's 1930 film "Westfront 1918".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Jan-Christopher Horak

Film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak discusses Pabst's 1930 film "Westfront 1918".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Jan-Christopher Horak

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

The Other Eye (1991)

This film essay explores the strange case of G.W.Pabst, the Austrian filmmaker who was considered a giant of early cinema before his reputation went behind a cloud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Johanna Heer  •  Werner Schmiedel
CAST:  Henri Alekan  •  Freddy Buache  •  Anne Friedberg  •  Jan-Christopher Horak

This film essay explores the strange case of G.W.Pabst, the Austrian filmmaker who was considered a giant of early cinema before his reputation went behind a cloud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Johanna Heer  •  Werner Schmiedel
CAST:  Henri Alekan  •  Freddy Buache  •  Anne Friedberg  •  Jan-Christopher Horak

The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (1999)

The history of Frankenstein's journey from novel to stage to screen to icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Ivan Butler  •  Bill Condon

The history of Frankenstein's journey from novel to stage to screen to icon  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Ivan Butler  •  Bill Condon

Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of The Wolf Man (1999)

Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Monster by Moonlight! explores these movies. Rick Baker explains how the make-up was done on Chaney's character. Screenwriter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  John Landis  •  Curt Siodmak  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney, Jr. Monster by Moonlight! explores these movies. Rick Baker explains how the make-up was done on Chaney's character. Screenwriter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  John Landis  •  Curt Siodmak  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

The Road to Dracula (1999)

A documentary from Universal about the movie Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Carla Laemmle  •  Clive Barker  •  Bob Madison  •  David J. Skal

A documentary from Universal about the movie Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Skal
CAST:  Carla Laemmle  •  Clive Barker  •  Bob Madison  •  David J. Skal

Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (2006)

"Secrets of a Hollywood Star" is another documentary made after "Calling Hedy Lamarr" in 2006. It features interviews with Hedy's friends in both Europe and Hollywood and her film/studio partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fosco Dubini  •  Donatello Dubini  •  Barbara Obermaier
CAST:  Hedy Lamarr  •  Jan-Christopher Horak  •  Lupita Tovar  •  Hans Janitschek

"Secrets of a Hollywood Star" is another documentary made after "Calling Hedy Lamarr" in 2006. It features interviews with Hedy's friends in both Europe and Hollywood and her film/studio partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fosco Dubini  •  Donatello Dubini  •  Barbara Obermaier
CAST:  Hedy Lamarr  •  Jan-Christopher Horak  •  Lupita Tovar  •  Hans Janitschek

Lost Forever: The Art of Film Preservation (2011)

This documentary short takes you inside the fascinating world of film preservation and restoration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mariano  •  Kurt Norton
CAST:  George Willeman  •  Liz Stanley  •  Robin Blaetz  •  Allen Daviau

This documentary short takes you inside the fascinating world of film preservation and restoration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mariano  •  Kurt Norton
CAST:  George Willeman  •  Liz Stanley  •  Robin Blaetz  •  Allen Daviau