A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies Part One (1995)

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  • A Century of American Cinema Working


Film director Martin Scorsese considers the American cinema, divided into short chapters each looking at one aspect of American film, including: the studio system past and present; the question of narrative; technique - both technical and the development of visual literacy specific to films. He also looks at B-movies, films noirs, Westerns, gangster movies and musicals and some of the great figures in American cinema, from von Stroheim and Welles to Kubrick and Cassavetes. The 100s of clips include DUEL IN THE SUN; THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; a hand coloured GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY; Griffith's THE MUSKETEERS OF PIG ALLEY. Interviews with Frank Capra, Billy Wilder and Clint Eastwood.

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