American Masters

You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story - A

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What the Depression, wireless and war couldn't do, "talking furniture" perhaps could: TV arrives. Warner Bros. fights back with new technology (CinemaScope, 3-D, Eastman Color) and new stars (girl-next-door Doris Day and teen icon James Dean). And a showdown between Harry and Jack Warner leads to a daring new spirit at the studio that releases breakthrough films like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bonnie and Clyde. Key interviews: Warren Beatty, Elia Kazan, Kim Hunter, Arthur Penn and Carroll Baker. Key films: A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, Cool Hand Luke, A Face in the Crowd and My Fair Lady. What the 1960s start, the 70s bring to flower. The film Woodstock signals a new era, while new talent (including Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick) and management spark a return to taking chances and setting trends. The past, meanwhile, becomes prologue: the tough authenticity of the 30s and 40s is re-imagined in Dog Day Afternoon, All the President's Men, Dirty Harry and other pivotal hits. Key interviews: Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson. Key films: The Shining, Mean Streets, Superman: The Movie, The Exorcist and Body Heat.
 

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