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American Cinema. / [Vol. 3], The Western. The combat film

Author: John LithgowSasha AlpertGreg MartinelliEli WallachMatthew ModineAll authors
Publisher: [S. Burlington, VT] : Annenberg/CPB Project ; [Beverly Hills, CA] : Fox Video, 1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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The Western: Featuring clips and critical commentary on films from John Ford's seminal Stagecoach (1939), Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) through the work of Arthur Penn, Sam Peckinpah, and other important directors, the program traces the aesthetic evolution of the Western film as well as the sociological importance of the genre ; The combat film: Historians, directors and military leaders describe the evolution  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Interviews
Named Person: Clint Eastwood; John Ford; Arthur Penn; Sam Peckinpah; John Wayne
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Lithgow; Sasha Alpert; Greg Martinelli; Eli Wallach; Matthew Modine; Samuel Fuller; Paul Fussell; Thomas Patrick Doherty; Richard D Zanuck; Lindsay Anderson; Tim O'Brien; New York Center for Visual History.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Annenberg/CPB Project.; Fox Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56557633
Notes: Closed-captioned.
Credits: The Western / Writer/director, Sasha Alpert ; writer/editor, Rick Smigielski ; producers, Sasha Alpert, Lesley Karsten ; series producers, Greg Martinelli, Molly Ornati, Rita Mate, Lawrence Pitkethly ; The combat film: Director, Lawrence Pitkethly ; editor, Chris Jenner ; producer, Danielle Gardner ; series producers, Greg Martinelli, Molly Ornati, Rita Mate, Lawrence Pitkethly.
Performer(s): Hosted by John Lithgow.
The Western: Budd Boetticher, Elmore Leonard, Thomas McGuane, Rudy Wurlitzer, Lindsay Anderson, Arthur Penn, Thomas Schatz, John Sturges ; The combat film: Samuel Fuller, Paul Fussell, Thomas Doherty, Richard Zanuck, Lindsay Anderson, Anthony Lukeman, Tim O'Brien.
Host, John Lithgow.
Narrators: The Western: Eil Wallach ; The combat film: Matthew Modine.
Description: 1 videocassette (115 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Western
Combat film
Responsibility: a New York Center for Visual History Production in co-production with KCET and the BBC.

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The Western: Featuring clips and critical commentary on films from John Ford's seminal Stagecoach (1939), Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) through the work of Arthur Penn, Sam Peckinpah, and other important directors, the program traces the aesthetic evolution of the Western film as well as the sociological importance of the genre ; The combat film: Historians, directors and military leaders describe the evolution of the World War II combat film, the rise of the Vietnam film, the influence of factual newsreel documentaries on fiction film genre, and the narrative tradition linking such films as Bataan (1943) and Platoon (1968).

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