Part 9: New American Cinema (60 mins)
The remarkable story American cinema's maturing. Buck Henry, who wrote The Graduate, talks about movie satire of the time. In New York, Paul Schrader discusses his existential screenplay for Taxi Driver. Writer Robert Towne explores the dark ideas in Chinatown, and director Charles Burnett talks about the birth of Black American cinema.
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