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  • Published: Santa Monica, CA : Voyager Co. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000?]
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (226 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0788823477 :


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A personal journey with Martin Scorsese through American movies

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Call number: DVD 791.43 Pe

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Originally broadcast on Channel Four Television in 1995.

Aspect ratio (1.33:1).

Director's dilemma: mastering the creative process -- Director as storyteller: the Western, the Gangster film, the musical -- Director as illusionist: controlling and mastering the technical process -- Director as smuggler: the metaphor behind the vision -- Director as iconoclast: asserting personal expression.

Featuring a wealth of extracts from famous and infamous American movies, Scorsese offers a provocative multifaceted portrait of Hollywood film directors as he charts a comprehensive course through the rich history of the American cinema.

DVD ; Full screen ; Dolby digital; stereo.

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one of my favorite

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Enjoyable and eye opening journey through the history of film.

In this documentary Martin Scorsese takes us on a winding personal history of film. Showing what inspired, entertained, entranced and formed his mind as a film maker and a film watcher. One of the great pleasures of a documentary of this nature is that it exposes the viewer to films that have been not forgotten, but are not part of the cannon of classics…. And it reminds the viewer that not all film that captures your imagination is necessarily great, or even good. Over all I recommend this to anyone who is interested in film, film history, or exploring something other than what ever had been at the Cineplex in the last six months. I am still working my way through the films highlighted by this documentary that caught my eye.

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