Published by Nick Hern Books
3 Male 1 Female
Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling
Forty years on, Motl - now a famed American film director - looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams
How had a twenty-two-year-old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?
A funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age