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American Cinema, 1, The Hollywood Style
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directed by Lawrence Pitkethly, fl. 1985; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Molly Ornati, fl. 1990, British Broadcasting Corporation, KCET, Los Angeles, CA and New York Center for Visual History, in American Cinema, 1 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins

In the classical Hollywood film, the story is primary. Filmmakers rely on style - structure, narrative, and visual elements - to effectively tell their story. Martin Scorsese and Sydney Pollack are among the premier directors who discuss how classical Hollywood style, evolving and yet enduring over time, informs t...

directed by Lawrence Pitkethly, fl. 1985; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Molly Ornati, fl. 1990, British Broadcasting Corporation, KCET, Los Angeles, CA and New York Center for Visual History, in American Cinema, 1 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins
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American Cinema, 2, The Studio System
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directed by Chris Rodley, fl. 1984; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Chris Rodley, fl. 1984, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and Illuminations, in American Cinema, 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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This program surveys Hollywood's industrial past during the era of contract players and directors, studio police forces, and colorful movie moguls. It also looks at the filmmaking environment of today with studio heads Michael Eisner, Howard Koch, and others. Paramount Pictures, one of the oldest and most successf...

directed by Chris Rodley, fl. 1984; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Chris Rodley, fl. 1984, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and Illuminations, in American Cinema, 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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American Cinema, 3, The Star
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directed by Lawrence Pitkethly, fl. 1985; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Danielle Gardner, fl. 1993-2012, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 55 mins

Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Dustin Hoffman - these among many others are names synonymous with Hollywood. Early on, Hollywood saw that recognizable talent could minimize the financial risks of film production. Critics, film scholars, and studio publicists view the stars from many angles: as marketing tools, cultural...

directed by Lawrence Pitkethly, fl. 1985; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Danielle Gardner, fl. 1993-2012, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 55 mins
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American Cinema, 4, The Western
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directed by Sasha Alpert, fl. 1994; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Lesley Karsten, fl. 1994 and Sasha Alpert, fl. 1994, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins

The western is an American myth that has been translated by other cultures and reinterpreted time and again, but never dies. With clips and critical commentary on westerns from John Ford's Stagecoach through the work of Arthur Penn, Sam Peckinpah, and Clint Eastwood, the program traces the aesthetic evolution of...

directed by Sasha Alpert, fl. 1994; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Lesley Karsten, fl. 1994 and Sasha Alpert, fl. 1994, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins
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American Cinema, 5, Romantic Comedy
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directed by Molly Ornati, fl. 1990; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Molly Ornati, fl. 1990, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins

Breezy and silly to witty and intelligent, romantic comedies have been with us since the 1930s. But the surface humor has often just barely masked issues of gender and sexuality. This program looks back on screwball comedies including It Happened One Night and His Girl Friday. Directors James Brooks and Nora E...

directed by Molly Ornati, fl. 1990; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Molly Ornati, fl. 1990, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins
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American Cinema, 6, The Combat Film
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directed by Lawrence Pitkethly, fl. 1985; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Danielle Gardner, fl. 1993-2012, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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Beginning with World War II combat films - produced under directives from the federal government - this program examines the role of the combat film in filling a social and political need. Critics and directors describe the evolution of these films, the rise of the Vietnam film, and the influence of the newsreel d...

directed by Lawrence Pitkethly, fl. 1985; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Danielle Gardner, fl. 1993-2012, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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American Cinema, 7, Film Noir
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directed by Jeffrey Schon, fl. 1977; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Sasha Alpert, fl. 1994, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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These cynical and pessimistic films from the 1930s and '40s touched a nerve in Americans. Historians link the genre's overriding paranoia to Cold War-related angst over the nuclear threat and the Hollywood blacklist. In addition, a cinematographer demonstrates the creation of noir lighting, which gave films their...

directed by Jeffrey Schon, fl. 1977; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Sasha Alpert, fl. 1994, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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American Cinema, 8, Film in the Television Age
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directed by Alain Klarer, fl. 1976; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Elizabeth Foster, fl. 1994, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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Television first arrived in American homes just as the Hollywood studio system was collapsing. As the new medium took hold, so did a new era of motion picture entertainment. Top directors, actors, and film scholars trace the influence of each medium on the other, from the live and fresh dramas of the Golden Age of...

directed by Alain Klarer, fl. 1976; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Elizabeth Foster, fl. 1994, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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American Cinema, 9, The Film School Generation
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directed by Steve Jenkins, fl. 1994; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Illuminations, KCET, Los Angeles, CA and New York Center for Visual History, in American Cinema, 9 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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Maverick filmmakers of the 1960s and '70s, including Brian DePalma, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg, capitalized on new technology and borrowed from classical Hollywood and French New Wave as they reinvented the American film. The financial and cultural forces that contributed to their success and commercial...

directed by Steve Jenkins, fl. 1994; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Illuminations, KCET, Los Angeles, CA and New York Center for Visual History, in American Cinema, 9 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins,
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American Cinema, 10, The Edge of Hollywood
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directed by Saskia Baron, fl. 1990; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Shana Swanson, fl. 1995, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins

While many of the old rules are still in force, independent filmmakers today often add their dissenting voices to the forum. This program looks at some alternative visions from new talents including Spike Lee, Joel and Ethan Coen, Jim Jarmusch, and Quentin Tarantino. With limited budgets, they are challenging the...

directed by Saskia Baron, fl. 1990; presented by John Lithgow, 1945-; produced by Shana Swanson, fl. 1995, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, New York Center for Visual History and British Broadcasting Corporation, in American Cinema, 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1995), 56 mins
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