The Great Directors
The Making of 21st Century Hollywood

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The Summer Blockbuster
In the 1970s Hollywood escaped slow financial ruin with the introduction of the summer Blockbuster. This film shows how this idea not only redefined Hollywood, it established one of the…
The Independent Auteur
While one half of Hollywood is the glitz and glamor of the studios, the other half is the Indie. This film examines the independent auteur, the author of the avant-garde…
Immigrant Filmmakers
Hollywood has always attracted foreign directors with superb cinematic dreams, including visionaries such as Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock and Ang Lee. This film describes the impact of immigrant…
Documentary and Experimental Film
The process of documenting ordinary or exceptional events in such a way that they tell a compelling story is the skill set that documentary filmmakers bring to moviemaking. This film…
Animation
This film traces the evolution of Animation from the earliest feature, Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur, and the genius of Walt Disney to the CGI megahits of studios like Pixar…

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