Ribbon of Dreams

Great news for anyone interested in the history of Hollywood: David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, has announced a miniseries that tells the story of the film business from its origins to the present day. Named after Orson Welles’ description of film, the series, according to Reuters, “will begin in 1913 and follow two men, one a college-educated mechanical engineer, the other a cowboy with a violent past, who form an unlikely producing partnership. The duo will start off as employees of D.W. Griffith and then cross career paths with such Hollywood greats as John Ford, John Wayne, Raoul Walsh, Bette Davis and Billy Wilder. Through the eyes of the two main characters — as well as their offspring — “Dreams” will chronicle the growth of the film industry from the age of rough-hewn silent Westerns, to the golden era of talkies and the studio system, to the auteur movement, to television, and finally to the present day.”

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