GOOD MORNING, BABYLON - A golden portrait of Hollywood in the silent-picture era is presented in 'Good Morning, Babylon,' directed by Vittorio and Paolo Taviani ('The Night of the Shooting Stars,' 'Padre Padrone'). In the view of these Italian directors, Hollywood was a mecca for artists with a 'collective dream' they translated onto a new medium -- film -- and the biggest sin committed in those infant years of filmmaking was jealousy.
It stars Vincent Spano and Joaquin De Almeida as sons of an Italian stonemason who come to America seeking fortune, if not fame, and end up working with legendary director D.W. Griffith, played by Charles Dance. It will take most Americans more than just a little effort to believe the Hollywood of this movie is the same place that eventually produced 'Rambo II' and 'Son of Mandingo.' Rated PG-13.