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The Great Directors: The Making of 21st Century Hollywood

The Great Directors: The Making of 21st Century Hollywood traces the evolution of Hollywood after the studio system failed, from the introduction of the summer blockbuster, to the thought-provoking movies of independent auteurs, to world renowned immigrant directors, to the rise of megahit documentaries, and to the 21st Century\'s second Golden Age of Animation.
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Program 1: The Summer Blockbuster
  • Chapter 1: The Tent Pole
  • Chapter 2: 1972 - Francis Ford Coppola Redefines Hollywood
  • Chapter 3: 1975 - Steven Spielberg Launches the Summer Blockbuster
  • Chapter 4: 1977 - George Lucas Establishes 'The Franchise'
  • Chapter 5: 2012 - The Franchise Event Film
MCH-001 $25.00/yr
Program 2: The Independent Auteur
  • Chapter 1: The Auteur Theory
  • Chapter 2: 1959 - John Cassavetes, Father of Independent American Cinema
  • Chapter 3: 1968 - Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Chapter 4: 1970 - Robert Altman's MASH Satirizes War
  • Chapter 5: 1977 - Woody Allen Makes Annie Hall
  • Chapter 6: 1994 - Quentin Tarantino Romanticizes Violence with Pulp Fiction
  • Chapter 7: 2007 - The Coen Brothers, Masters of Genre Bending
MCH-002 $25.00/yr
Program 3: Immigrant Filmmakers
  • Chapter 1: The Outsider's Perspective
  • Chapter 2: 1942 - Ernst Lubitsch, Master of Innuendo
  • Chapter 3: 1944 - Otto Preminger Brings the Dark Shadows of Europe to Hollywood
  • Chapter 4: 1954 - Elia Kazan Redefines Acting
  • Chapter 5: 1958 - Alfred Hitchcock, Master of Suspense
  • Chapter 6: 2013 - Ang Lee Wins Oscar for Best Director
MCH-003 $25.00/yr
Program 4: Documentary and Experimental Film
  • Chapter 1: The Documentary
  • Chapter 2: 1922 - Robert J. Flaherty, Father of Documentary Film
  • Chapter 3: 1943 - Maya Deren and Stan Brakhage Set the Standard for Experimental Film
  • Chapter 4: 1967 - D.A. Pennebaker Develops Direct Cinema
  • Chapter 5: 1988 - Errol Morris, The Thin Blue Line
  • Chapter 6: 1990 - The Ken Burns Style
MCH-004 $25.00/yr
Program 5: Animation
  • Chapter 1: A New Golden Age of Animation
  • Chapter 2: 1914 - Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur
  • Chapter 3: 1937 - Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Chapter 4: 1953 - Chuck Jones' Surreal Duck Amuck
  • Chapter 5: 2013 - Pixar Animation Studios' Brave Wins an Oscar
MCH-005 $25.00/yr