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Small Film, Big Time

I am in the middle of a course I teach regularly called “Movies and American Culture”–basically a expanded version of the stuff I’ve written about for most of my career. Each time I teach the class, I am struck by the reaction students have to the movies I show that demonstrate some kind of BIG moment in the history of movie culture. Note, I am not necessarily talking about movies that have made the most money or won the most awards or established a genre or have been ranked consistently near the top of those periodic lists produced by critics–though Read more