American Cinema uses clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made to immerse the viewer in film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders. In-depth treatments present film as a powerful economic force, potent twentieth-century art form, and viable career option. The series connects subjects such as history, business, and English with other studies. The thirteen episodes provide an extensive look at, among other things, the interrelationship between television and cinema, film school directors, the old Hollywood studio system, and analysis of the romantic, noir, combat, and western genres.  American Cinema is made available to CTV through Annenberg PBS.

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