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A LEGACY OF FILMMAKERS: THE EARLY YEARS OF AMERICAN ZOETROPE

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Question;Please use this Discussion Forum to respond to, and comment on, the documentary A LEGACY OF FILMMAKERS: THE EARLY YEARS OF AMERICAN ZOETROPE, which can be found on Disc 2 of George Lucas's THX-1138 [see below for renting/ordering information]. Of course, you are encouraged to view everything else on the two discs at your leisure, particularly the main feature, George Lucas's first film THX-1138 (and I recommend you activate the Walter Murch special feature, "Master Sessions," to learn more about the filmmaking), but you are required only to watch the AMERICAN ZOETROPE documentary to learn more about an early instance of, and movement in, (what we've now come to call) Independent Cinema (of course, many of the filmmakers you will learn about there, such as Lucas, Coppola and Scorsese, might no longer be considered "independent," but you will learn a lot about how they started and where they came from.RENTING/ORDERING INFORMATIONA LEGACY OF FILMMAKERS: THE EARLY YEARS OF AMERICAN ZOETROPE (which will enlighten you regarding the origins of the careers of important film artists such as Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Walter Murch and many others, as well as provide you with a depiction of an early instance of "independent" American filmmaking)....LEGACY? can be found on disc two of the 2-disc Director?s Cut of George Lucas?s first feature film THX-1138. (You can purchase the 2-disc set from Amazon, or you can rent the documentary from Netflix, but if you decide to go that route, be sure that you rent the ?Bonus Material? second disc, and not the main disc with the feature version of THX-1138, although that would be an excellent choice for screening on your own, as it relates to both Week Four's and Week Seven's areas of study):THX-1138 (Two-Disc Director?s Cut Special Edition) directed by George Lucas [The first disc contains not only the feature THX-1138 (George Lucas?s first film, in collaboration with Walter Murch, produced by Francis Ford Coppola) but also a documentary on Murch?s editing, the second disc contains the documentary A LEGACY OF FILMMAKERS: THE EARLY YEARS OF AMERICAN ZOETROPE. You should be able to purchase it from amazon.com for between $5 and $10. Please be sure you purchase or rent ONLY this edition]:http://www.amazon.com/THX-1138-Two-Disc-Directors-Special/dp/B0002CHIKG/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies- tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1327438822&sr=1-1Disc One (sci-fi feature):http://movies.netflix.com/movie/THX-1138/70000760Disc Two (required documentary):http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/THX_1138_Bonus_Material/70002818?trkid=7866254

 

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