American cinema

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Summary

  • An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics.

Notes

  • "Ten one-hour television programs and 3 thirty-minute supplementary programs."
  • At head of title: Annenberg/CPB Project.
  • Major funding by The Annenberg/CPB Project, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Taped via satellite transmission, January thru May 1995. Off-air licensing rights through the PBS Adult Learning Satellite Service.
  • VHS format.

Contents

  • [1]. The Hollywood style (56:46 min.) -- [2]. The studio system (56:44 min.) -- [3]. The star (55:53 min.) -- [4]. The western (56:19 min.) -- [5]. Romantic comedy (56:46 min.) -- [6]. The combat film (56:46 min.) -- [7]. Film noir (56:46 min.) -- [8]. Film in the television age (56:40 min.) -- [9]. The film school generation (56:46 min.) -- [10]. The edge of Hollywood (56:47 min.) -- [11]. Film language: the director's choice (ca. 29 min.) -- [12]. Thinking and writing about film (ca. 29 min.) -- [13]. Classical Hollywood today (ca. 29 min.)
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