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These Amazing Shadows

Norton, Kurt
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An Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, THESE AMAZING SHADOWS tells the history and importance of the Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry. The current list of 550 films includes selections from every genre - documentaries, home movies, Hollywood classics, avant-garde, newsreels and silent films. This 88-minute documentary reveals how "American movies tell us so much about ourselves... not just what we did, but what we thought, what we felt, what we aspired to, and the lies we told ourselves." "Inspiring... elegantly assembled." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter "Film-montages to end all film-montages." - John Lopez, Vanity Fair

These Amazing Shadows.

PBS, 2014.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Originally produced by PBS in 2014.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Norton, Kurt, film director.; Mariano, Paul, film director.

PBS (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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