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American Cinema. Vol 5: The Film School Generation / The Edge of Hollywood

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; film directors; history of cinema; violence on film & television

Credits

Cast
Frances McDormand 
John Lithgow 
Mark Heenahari 

Sections

Title
Film school generation, The
Synopsis
1 (narraor Mark Heenahari): Chronicles the rise to prominence of a new generation of directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, John Milius and Paul Schrader, linked mostly by their film scho

Title
Edge of Hollywood, The
Synopsis
2 (narrator Frances McDormand): Looks at independent film-making and includes interviews with Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Joel and Ethan Coen, Steven Soderbergh, Carl Franklin and Quentin Tarantino, and excerpts from RESERVOIR DOGS, DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCO

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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