The Art of Film (1976– )

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(Part VII: Vintage Hitchcock) | (Part X: The Chase as Epic) | (Part XII: The Emerging Chaplin) | (Part XI: The Role of Women in the Movies) | (Part VIII: Performance in Depth - The Many Roles of Alex Guinness) | (Part IV: The Chase in the Evolution of Movies) | (Part I: Screenwriting) | (Part VI: The Director) | (Part V: The Edited Image) | (Part IV: Music and Sound) | (Part III: Performance) | (Part II: The Camera)

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Part VIII: Performance in Depth - The Many Roles of Alex Guinness is featured on the Criterion Collection LD Alec Guinness Double Feature for The Horse's Mouth (1958) & Tunes of Glory (1960). See more »

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1 of the first important series on film studies
20 September 2006 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This series of mostly 15 - 20 minute 16mm film programs was made in the 1970's by Film Perspective company out of Chicago. If you happened to be at a high school or college where any of the films in this series are still owned, guard them with your life!

Even though the film examples are dated, much of the series is still highly educational.

"The Emerging Chaplin" is especially good as are the episodes on sound and the edited image among others.

Rod Serling's mellifluous voice is a bonus. I've tried for years to find out if any company holds the rights to these and would love to see the entire series restored to DVD.

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