American Cinema by Jeanine Basinger
One Hundred Years of Filmmaking

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This extraordinary book--published to commemorate the centennial celebration of the birth of American film and a 10-part PBS-TV series scheduled for the new year--surveys the phenomenon that is Hollywood, past and present. With more than 200 illustrations, 100 in full color, and including some never before published, this book celebrates the best of American films.

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Published October 15, 1994 by Rizzoli. 304 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This celebration of Hollywood moviemaking, a tie-in with a forthcoming PBS series, moves from Edison's invention of the peephole kinetoscope in 1894, through cinema's emergence as a sophisticated narrative form, to recent films like Thelma and Louise and Batman.

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