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American Cinema

Using clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made, this series explores film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders, including Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Eisner. In-depth treatments present film as a powerful economic force, potent twentieth-century art form, and viable career option. American Cinema connects subjects such as history, business, and English with other studies. In addition, it is a perfect vehicle for developing visual and media literacy skills and can be used as a springboard for creative-writing endeavors and media production. Produced by the New York Center for Visual History in association with KCET/Los Angeles and the BBC.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (1995 - 1996)
Schedule: Fridays (55 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 13 episodes

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Classical Hollywood Today

Episode 1x13; Aug 22, 1996

Offers interviews with contemporary directors, European filmmakers, scholars, and critics, as well as studio-era veterans who probe Hollywood's influence on both American and world culture.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x13: Classical Hollywood TodayAug 22, 1996
1x12: Writing and Thinking About FilmAug 22, 1996
1x11: Film LanguageAug 22, 1996
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Amerikansk films historie (Denmark Denmark)
  • Американский кинематограф (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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