These Amazing Shadows: Movies That Make America (Blu-ray)

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Tells the history and importance of The National Film 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. "These Amazing Shadows", an 88-minute documentary, 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. The current list of 550 films includes selections from every genre - documentaries, home movies, Hollywood classics, avant-garde, newsreels and silent films. "These Amazing Shadows" 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".

Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles for Deaf and Hearing Impaired), Outtakes, Alternate and Deleted Scenes.

"Lost Forever" - A look at film preservation, restoration, and more, "Live from Prague: Recording the Score", "'These Amazing Shadows' at Sundance".

About this item

Tells the history and importance of The National Film 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. "These Amazing Shadows", an 88-minute documentary, 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. The current list of 550 films includes selections from every genre - documentaries, home movies, Hollywood classics, avant-garde, newsreels and silent films. "These Amazing Shadows" 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".

Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles for Deaf and Hearing Impaired), Outtakes, Alternate and Deleted Scenes.

"Lost Forever" - A look at film preservation, restoration, and more, "Live from Prague: Recording the Score", "'These Amazing Shadows' at Sundance".

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Starring: Leonard Maltin, Tim Roth, Gale Anne Hurd, Barbara Kopple, Rob Reiner, John Singleton, Wayne Wang, John Lasseter, John Waters, James H. Billington
Studio Name: PBS Distribution
BD Release Date: 11/22/2011
Rating: TV-PG
Format: BD
Run Time (in minutes): 88 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Stereo
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.19
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
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