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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 previewHistorical Dictionary of South American Cinema (2014)

by Peter H. Rist

The situation was much better for Latin American cinema in general, with two key texts written by Julianne Burton, mostly addressing the “Social Documentary” movement (1986 and 1990); John King's seminal overview, Magical Reels: A ...

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 previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

The new Latin American cinema: A continental project. Austin: University of Texas Press. Rodríguez, Clara E., ed. 1997. Latin looks: Images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. media. Boulder, Colo.: Westview. Schwartzman, Karen. 1993.

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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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