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The Western ; The Combat film

Author: John LithgowGreg MartinelliMolly OrnatiRita MateLawrence PitkethlyAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : FoxVideo [distributor], ©1995.
Series: American cinema, 3.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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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. In the second segment, historians, directors and military leaders describe the evolution of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Clint Eastwood; John Ford; Arthur Penn; Sam Peckinpah; Howard Hawks; John Wayne
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Lithgow; Greg Martinelli; Molly Ornati; Rita Mate; Lawrence Pitkethly; Eli Wallach; Sasha Alpert; Lesley Karsten; Matthew Modine; Danielle Gardner; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Annenberg/CPB Collection.; Annenberg/CPB Project.
OCLC Number: 32743212
Notes: Episodes 4 and 6 of the series originally broadcast on PBS.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Writer/director, Sasha Alpert ; writer/editor, Rick Smigielski ; producers, Sasha Alpert, Lesley Karsten (The Western) ; director, Lawrence Pitkethly ; editor, Chris Jenner ; producer, Danielle Gardner (The Combat film) ; series producers, Greg Martinelli, Molly Ornati, Rita Mate, Lawrence Pitkethly.
Performer(s): Budd Boetticher, Elmore Leonard, Thomas McGuane, Rudy Wurlitzer, Lindsay Anderson, Arthur Penn, Thomas Schatz, John Sturges ; Samuel Fuller, Paul Fussell, Thomas Doherty, Richard Zanuck, Lindsay Anderson, Anthony Lukeman, Tim O'Brien.
Host, John Lithgow ; narrators, Eil Wallach, Matthew Modine.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: American cinema, 3.
Other Titles: Combat film
Responsibility: the New York Center for Visual History in co-production with KCET and the BBC ; the CBS/Fox Company.

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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. In the second segment, 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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