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American Cinema: Film Language / Writing and Thinking About Film / Classical Hollywood Style Today

Synopsis
Follow-up to the 10-part history of seven decades of American cinema.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (NTSC). col. 90 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
cinema - USA; film and television production; film criticism; history of cinema

Sections

Title
Film language 1
Synopsis
1: Examines how a movie scene is orchestrated. A Columbia University professor directs a three-minute scene, showing the elements that go into directorial decision-making from script analysis and set design to editing.

Title
Writing and thinking about film
Synopsis
2: A demonstration of practical film criticism, with independent film-maker John Sayles and a number of scholars analysing Fritz Lang's 1946 film SCARLET STREET'.

Title
Classical Hollywood style today
Synopsis
3: Probes Hollywood's continuing influence on American life and world culture through interviews with contemporary directors, studio-era veterans, European film-makers, young American independents and scholars and critics.

Production Company

Name

New York Center for Visual History

Sponsor

Name

Annenberg Project at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Address
USA
Name

National Endowment for the Arts

Email
webmgr@arts.endow.gov
Web
http://www.nea.gov External site opens in new window
Phone
202 682 5400
Address
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20506
USA
Name

National Endowment for the Humanities

Distributor

Name

PO Box 2345

Address
South Burlington, VT 05407-2345
USA

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