“Pomp & Circumstantion” is a movie about the movie industry in the 1940s, starring William Holden and the cast.
It has been seen by more than 8.5 million people worldwide, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.
“There are people who will see it and be like, ‘I’ve seen that movie before,’ and then they’ll say, ‘No, I’ve never seen that before,'” Holden told Al Jazeera.
“I think it’s a classic example of how film can change our lives and our world.”
The movie has made its way into many American homes, including a remake for the BBC in 2018.
“The first time I saw the movie I thought it was brilliant,” says Al Jazeera’s Will Pfeiffer.
“The world was very different, people were very different.
It was like a modern day Malcolm X. There was a great sense of hope.”
Pfeiffers is one of many Al Jazeera journalists who have watched the movie with a mixture of awe and disappointment.
“It’s a movie that has been around for 50 years,” says Pfeisser.
“A lot of the things it explores are not so interesting to most people, and that’s fine.”
The film was originally a short, two-hour film.
But after a few screenings, Pfeffers and fellow journalist Alex Hernstein decided to re-edit the film into a feature length documentary.
“We found out that it wasn’t just a short.
It’s a documentary that explores the industry from the perspective of the movie, and how it changed,” says Hernsting.”
And that’s what we wanted to do.
We wanted to find out what happened and why it happened.”
The two documentaries will be aired on Al Jazeera America in 2018, and will also be aired in other countries.
“That was the idea behind this, and we thought it would be good to explore what happened after ‘Pompe and CircUMstance’,” says Hertz.
“So I’ve been a little bit disappointed in the way it’s been received.
I think it could have been more popular.
But we are happy with how it’s turned out.”
Pomperand’s original film was a hit at the time.
“Pompei & CircUMSTANCE” was the first film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture, and was awarded best picture five times, winning three times.