Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Part of the People's Century series, Great Escape -- The Movies Capture Our Hearts documents how, starting in the 1920s, film became one of the most important mediums in history. Utilizing archival footage and new materials, the film illuminates such events as the career of Charlie Chaplin, the ascendancy of the Western and the musical, and the use of film as a propaganda tool during WWII. This is a fine, informative film for those with an interest in the subject matter, as well as for teachers who may find it useful in a classroom setting.
cinema, escape, pop-culture, problems