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Originally produced for PBS, the American Cinema series examines what is probably the leading American art form: film. Chock-full of clips from important films, and interviews with the men and women who made them, each episode is an in-depth look at an important facet of the history of American film. This particular episode examines American production methods, in other words, how Americans use the basic materials of filmmaking in a manner that is different from their foreign compatriots. Also, there is a discussion of how different directors achieve different effects with the available materials. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi