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American cinema

Author: John LithgowLawrence PikethlyNew York Center for Visual History.KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)British Broadcasting Corporation.All authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : FoxVideo [distributor], ©1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Lithgow; Lawrence Pikethly; 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.; CBS Fox Video.
ISBN: 0793982383 9780793982387
OCLC Number: 32154255
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Recorded in hi-fi.
Major funding by The Annenberg/CPB Project, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Videocassette release and repackaging of the 1994 television production.
Catalog no. 8238 (set) ; 8233--8237, vols. 1-5.
Credits: Executive producer, Lawrence Pikethly ; directors and producers vary.
Performer(s): Host: John Lithgow.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 5 videocassettes (ca. 120 min. each) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: v. 1 : The Hollywood style ; The star --
v. 2 : Romantic comedy ; Film noir --
v. 3 : The western ; The combat film --
v. 4 : The studio system ; Film in the television age --
v. 5 : The film school generation ; The edge of Hollywood.
Other Titles: Hollywood style.
Star.
Romantic comedy.
Film noir.
Western.
Combat film.
Studio system.
Film in the television age.
Film school generation.
Edge of Hollywood.
Responsibility: the New York Center for Visual History in co-production with KCET and the BBC ; the CBS/Fox Company.

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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.

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