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Title American cinema / the New York Center for Visual History in co-production with KCET and the BBC
Published S. Burlington, VT : Annenberg Media, [between 2000-2009?]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.430973 Ann/Aci  Pts.1-6  AVAILABLE
 MELB  791.430973 Ann/Aci  Pts.7-12  AVAILABLE
Description 6 videodiscs (542 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Contents [V. 1]. Disc 1. The Hollywood style ; The studio system -- Disc 2. The star ; The western -- Disc 3. Romantic comedy ; The combat film -- [V. 2]. Disc 4. Film noir ; Film in the television age -- Disc 5. The film school generation ; The edge of Hollywood -- Disc 6. Film language ; Writing and thinking about film ; Classical Hollywood style today
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 Major funding by The Annenberg/CPB Project, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts
Videodisc release and repackaging of the 1994 television production
Credits Executive producer, Lawrence Pikethly ; directors and producers vary
Performer Host: John Lithgow
Notes DVD
Subject Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Motion picture industry -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings.
Author Lithgow, John, 1945- host
Pikethly, Lawrence, producer
New York Center for Visual History.
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Annenberg/CPB Project.
National Endowment for the Arts.
National Endowment for the Humanities.
ISBN 1576807924
Other Titles Hollywood style
Romantic comedy
Film noir
Combat film
Studio system
Film in the television age
Film school generation
Edge of Hollywood
Film language
Writing and tinking about film
Classical Hollywood style today