Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Forever Ealing

"Forever Ealing" charts the history of the famous British studio, one which was considered more than a studio than a business. Founded in 1902, the studio found great success in its 1930s comedies and then under Michael Balcon, with its morale boosting war films of the 1940s. In a time when the country needed laughter more than anything, Ealing had its finest era producing many beloved comedies, many starring the great Alec Guinness, among which included "The Lavender Hill Mob"  and "The Ladykillers". Narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this retrospective provides a concise history of the studios and, not unlike its subject, is low-key and genial.