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Part 2: The Triumph of American Film
Part 2: The Triumph of American Film

Part 2: The Triumph of American Film 2011

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Part 2: The Triumph of American Film 2011

70 mins United Kingdom Director. Mark Cousins

In the '20s , Hollywood industrializes entertainment. Stars like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton emerged. But the gloss and fantasy was challenged by men like Robert Flaherty, Eric Von Stroheim and Carl Theodor Dreyer, who wanted the medium to be more serious and mature. The battle for the soul of cinema began, producing some of the greatest movies ever made.

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Directed by

Mark Cousins

Genres

Documentary

Collection

The Story of Film

Released

2011

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Hopscotch Films

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