You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008)


“The Brothers entered Hollywood humbly but boldly, risking heavy debt, their studio grew quickly.” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Nov 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A look at the history of the Warner Brothers Movie Studio from its beginning through the modern age.

My Take on it – This is a great documentary that shows how a small movie studio that came about nearly a century ago was able to grow into such a powerful over the years.

They do a wonderful job giving us a comprehensive look at how things started and continued over the decades with so much eye opening information about the various problems, infighting and pitfalls that were apparent along the way.

The choice to use Clint Eastwood as the narrator is great especially given the fact that he has such a strong personal connection to the studio over the years.

The film is able to show the various steps along the way that helps make this studio so much better and more of a powerhouse over the course of time due to the way it was managed and budgeted by some very intelligence and innovative leaders.

The film offers lots of interviews with some of the people who helped make this studio so popular and the anecdotes and stories that we are told are quite intriguing to listen to as things evolve.

They enhance the knowledge about the studio and how things played out over the years between the various people who were in charge of trying to make things work while trying to be more in touch with the currently world and movie industry climate as it all finds a way to go forward.

Bottom Line – Excellent documentary that is so comprehensive in the way that they explain everything that happened over the near century of this studio. The choice to use Eastwood as the narrator was great because of his own personal connection and love for the studio. The film is so comprehensive in the way that it explains how things moved along over the years with this studio. The interviews with so many of the people who helped make this studio such a success is great to listen to especially when we get to learn so much about the people and direction that helped make things so great. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The original version, the short version, was broadcast on PBS in 2008, and ran ninety minutes in one episode. The later version, the long version, was broadcast on PBS in 2012, and ran two hundred twenty-eight minutes in (four) fifty-seven minute episodes. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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