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This edition: The New Hollywood





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In the 1950s, with the arrival of television, the Studio System began a decade long decline that brought Hollywood to its knees. In program four, we ll see how a new generation of great directors revitalized Hollywood and American Cinema, producing some of the greatest movies of all time. Educated in film schools, these directors understood the history and position of cinema as a social force.
Hollywood's Second Golden Age
1967 - Mike Nichols, The Graduate
1969 - Sam Peckinpah Redefines the Western
1973 - Terrence Malick, Existential Philosopher
1974 - Mel Brooks, King of Comedy
1976 - Martin Scorsese Directs Taxi Driver
1976 - Sidney Lumet Gives Expression to America's Angst

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