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Watch: Rare 1960s Documentary 'The New Cinema' Featuring Roman Polanski, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas & More

26 August 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hollywood leaves a lot to be desired in terms of innovation. Studios tend to find something that works, and then squeeze out every penny possible. The viability of these brainless practices aside, it takes quite a bit for the town to even consider greenlighting an original property, let alone a complete restructuring. But a restructuring is exactly what happened in Hollywood in the ‘60s and ‘70s, despite the laborious pace of the shift (compared to what was happening in Europe), and all the resulting resistance. “The New Cinema,” a short documentary produced sometime in the late 1960s (the exact date is unknown) has found new life on the Internet recently and takes an in depth look at the old Hollywood system and the new crowd of directors who were on the verge of starting one of the great cinematic rebirths. Read More: George Lucas Says Studios “Don’t Have Any Imagination” Directed by Gary Young, »

- Gary Garrison

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