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American Cinema


"American Cinema" is a book by Andrew Sarris.

  • also known as "The American cinema; directors and directions, 1929-1968"


American Cinema: Using clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made, this series explores film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders, including Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Eisner. In-depth treatments present film as a powerful economic force, potent twentieth-century art form, and viable career option. American Cinema connects subjects such as history, business, and English with other studies. In addition, it is a perfect vehicle for developing visual and media literacy skills and can be used as a springboard for creative-writing endeavors and media production. Produced by the New York Center for Visual History in association with KCET/Los Angeles and the BBC. 1995.

  • begun on (21 years ago)
  • regular cast: John Lithgow
  • genre: Documentary film

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Google previewAppetites and Anxieties (2013)

Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation by Diane Carson, Cynthia Baron, Mark Bernard

Mainstream American cinema is a mosaic of memorable food scenes. In Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941), the breakfast scene montage illustrates the deterioration of the marriage between Charles (Orson Welles) and Emily Kane (Ruth Warrick).

Google previewLatino American Cinema: An Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends by Scott L. Baugh

A Note to Readers Queridas lectors y lectoras, dearest readers, abrazos, cheers, and welcome to Latino American Cinema: An Encyclopedia ofMovies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends. As well noted by several of the best resources on Latino ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of South American Cinema (2014)

by Peter H. Rist

South American cinema was once combined with the broader Latin American cinema, which was supposedly a Third World cinema, rather than there being an appreciation of the national cinemas of a dozen countries, some of which have ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Cinema (2013)

by Alan Burton, Steve Chibnall

Preface The British cinema, though at times existing awkwardly between the vital and commercially robust American cinema and the culturally acclaimed continental cinema, has been one of the major film producers of the world. At one time ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

Micheaux and Spencer Williams; they remain icons of Black filmmakers for critical African American cinema. These filmmakers offered opportunities for Black performers to play roles other than the mammy and servant roles typical of ...

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I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas. (Jean-Luc Godard)
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