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Release Date: November 23, 1996Running Time: 226 mins.
Genre: Documentary

Cast:

Gregory Peck

Billy Wilder

Clint Eastwood

George Lucas

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Summary:
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.