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American cinema. The star. The western

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
Database:WorldCat
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"The Star" examines Hollywood stardom as a cultural phenomenom, using Joan Crawford as a case study. Stars are not only the embodiement of a culture's needs and desires, they are also effective marketing tools. "The Western" traces the evolution of the western film genre as well as considering its sociological importance.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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: 43777396
Notes: Originally made in 1994.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 videocassette (VHS) (120 min.) : sound, color with b & 2 sequences ; 1/2 in.
Contents: The star / writer & director, Lawrence Pitkethly ; writer & producer, Danielle Gardner ; narrator, Kathleen Turner The western / writer & direector, Sasha Alpert ; writer & editor, Rick Smigielski ; producers, Sasha Alpert, Lesley Karsten ; narrator, Eli Wallach.
Other Titles: Star
Western
Responsibility: a New York Center for Visual History production in co-production with KCET and the BBC.

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"The Star" examines Hollywood stardom as a cultural phenomenom, using Joan Crawford as a case study. Stars are not only the embodiement of a culture's needs and desires, they are also effective marketing tools. "The Western" traces the evolution of the western film genre as well as considering its sociological importance.

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