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American cinema. / Romantic comedy. The combat film

Author: John Lithgow; New York Center for Visual History.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Publisher: [1995]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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"Romantic comedy" considers both sides of the genre--the surface humor and the real questions about gender and sexuality that are lurking below the surface. In "The combat film", historians, directors, and military leaders describe the evolution of the World War II combat film, the rise to the Vietnam film and the influence of factural newsreel documentaries on the genre.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Lithgow; New York Center for Visual History.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
OCLC Number: 43749625
Notes: Originally made in 1994.
Licensed off-air recording by PBS's Adult Learning Satellite Service.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Performer(s): Hosted by John Lithgow.
Description: 1 videorecording (VHS) (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Romantic comedy / writer, producer, director, Molly Ornati ; narrator, Katy Selverstone Combat film/ director, Lawrence Pitkethly ; producer, Danielle Gardner ; narrator, Matthew Modine.
Other Titles: Romantic comedy
Combat film
Responsibility: a New York Center for Visual History production in co-production with KCET and the BBC.

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"Romantic comedy" considers both sides of the genre--the surface humor and the real questions about gender and sexuality that are lurking below the surface. In "The combat film", historians, directors, and military leaders describe the evolution of the World War II combat film, the rise to the Vietnam film and the influence of factural newsreel documentaries on the genre.

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