These Amazing Shadows

Overview

The documentary These Amazing Shadows explains the importance of the National Film Registry, an organization that protects films they deem culturally and historically significant. The filmmakers interview some of the biggest directors of their time including John Lasseter, Rob Reiner, and Christopher Nolan.
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Overview

The documentary These Amazing Shadows explains the importance of the National Film Registry, an organization that protects films they deem culturally and historically significant. The filmmakers interview some of the biggest directors of their time including John Lasseter, Rob Reiner, and Christopher Nolan.
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Special Features

Lost Forever, a look at film preservation, restoration, and more; Live from Prague: Recording the score; These Amazing Shadows at Sundance; Outtakes; Alternate and deleted scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2011
  • UPC: 841887015769
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 90,266

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rob Reiner Participant
John Waters Participant
Barbara Kopple Participant
Leonard Maltin Participant
Tim Roth Participant
John Lasseter Participant
Gale Anne Hurd Participant
John Singleton Participant
Wayne Wang Participant
James H. Billington Participant
Technical Credits
Paul Mariano Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Kurt Norton Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Doug Blush Editor, Screenwriter
Frazer Bradshaw Cinematographer
Alex Calleros Editor
Peter Golub Score Composer
Christine O'Malley Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America
1. Opening Title Sequence [:05]
2. Creation of The National Film Registry [2:10]
3. American Film [3:50]
4. Registry Selection Process [3:57]
5. The Packard Campus [5:47]
6. "It's A Wonderful Life" [7:12]
7. Fantasy and Science Fiction [1:34]
8. Animation [7:23]
9. Home Movies (America's Life) [2:52]
10. Censorship ("Baby Face") [4:35]
11. "The Godfather" (Film as Art) [4:55]
12. What Were They Thinking? [3:25]
13. Women Filmmakers [5:32]
14. The People's Choice [5:58]
15. Documentaries [3:24]
16. Experimental and Industrial Films [3:19]
17. The Lies We Told Ourselves [4:07]
18. War Movies [6:09]
19. Film Captured Me [4:40]
20. Ending (Our Family Album) [2:03]
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Disc #1 -- These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America
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   Bonus Material
      Trailer
      "Lost Forever" The Art of Preservation
      "Live from Prague" Recording the Score
      These Amazing Shadows at Sundance
      Outtakes
         Christopher Nolan
         John Waters
         Tim Roth
      Alternate and Deleted Scenes
         Gold Diggers of 1933
         My Favorite Movie
         The Godfather Films
         Boyz N The Hood
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