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American Cinema. Vol 3: The Western / The Combat Film

Synopsis
A 10-part history of seven decades of American cinema, released in five volumes.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 105 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £11.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
cinema - USA; genre in cinema; history of cinema

Credits

Cast
Eli Wallach 
John Lithgow 
Matthew Modine 

Sections

Title
Western, The
Synopsis
1 (narrator Eli Wallach): Looks at the development of the western and its chances for survival in the future. Feature films ranging from STAGECOACH to THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and includes interviews with directors Juohn Sturges, Clint Eastwood and others.

Title
Combat film, The
Synopsis
2 (narrator Matthew Modine): Examines the tension between the reality and romance of war by looking at how directors recreated the soldier's experience. The combat film genre stretches from ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT and HAMBURGER HILL, through the pr

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

Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)

Web
http://www.paramountpictures.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 3184 2300
Fax
020 3184 2102
Address
Building 5
Chiswick Park
566 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 5YF
Notes
Formerly: CIC Video
 

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