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Chapter 1: 1895-1918-The World Discovers A New Art Form
Pioneering efforts including Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon(1902), Cecil B. De Mille's The Squaw Man (1914) and such D.W. Griffith films as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Intolerance (1916) and Orphans of the Storm (1921).     [...back to top]
Chapter 2: 1918-1928-The Triumph of American Film and the First of Its Rebels
Early dramas including Erich von Stroheim's Greed (1924) and King Vidor's The Crowd (1928); and works of the great silent comics including The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921), Safety Last (Harold Lloyd, 1923) and The General (Buster Keaton, 1926).     [...back to top]
Chapter 3: 1928-1932-The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World
Germany's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Metropolis (1927), France's La Roue (1923), and the Soviet Union's Battleship Potemkin (1925).     [...back to top]
Chapter 4: The 1930s-The Great American Movie Genres and the Brilliance of European Film
Hollywood classics including gangster movie The Public Enemy (1931), horror film Frankenstein (1931), musical Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) and comedy Twentieth Century (1934); plus French dramas L'Atalante (1934) and The Rules of the Game (1939).     [...back to top]
Chapter 5: 1939-1952-The Devastation of War and a New Movie Language
Directorial masterpieces Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941), The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946) and Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1946).     [...back to top]
Chapter 6: 1953-1957-The Swollen Story: World Cinema Bursting at the Seams
Provocative international productions including Japan's The Seven Samurai (1954), the U.S.'s Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and TCM premieres of India's Pather Panchali (1955) and Egypt's Cairo Station (1958).     [...back to top]
Chapter 7: 1957-1964-Shock of the New, Modern Filmmaking in Western Europe
Such adventurous European films (and TCM premieres) as France and Italy's Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) and L'Eclisse (1962), Sweden's I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) and Italy's Accatone (1968).     [...back to top]
Chapter 8: 1965-1969-New Waves Sweep Around the World
International results of ÒNew WaveÓ influences, including TCM premieres of Iran's The House Is Black (1963), Cuba and The Soviet Union's I Am Cuba (1964), Czechoslovakia's Daisies (1966) and Japan's Boy (1969).     [...back to top]
Chapter 9: 1967-1979-New American Cinema
Such Hollywood classics of the '70s as Cabaret (1972) and, in their TCM premieres, M*A*S*H (1970) and McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971).     [...back to top]
Chapter 10: 1969-1979-Radical Directors in the 70s Make State of the Nation Movies
International selections from daring directors whose work revealed the state of their various nations, including Australia's Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Germany's Alice in the Cities (1974) and, from Venzuela, France and Cuba, The Battle of Chile, Parts One (1975) and Two (1976).     [...back to top]
Chapter 11: The 1970s and Onwards-Innovation in Popular Culture and Around the World
The American blockbuster Jaws (1975), along with Asian films that garnered international audiences, including Hong Kong's Enter the Dragon (1973) and India's Zanjeer (1973).     [...back to top]
Chapter 12: The 1980s-Moviemaking and Protest Around the World
Films that challenge the status quo, including the U.S.'s The Elephant Man (1980), the U.K.'s Gregory's Girl (1981) and the Soviet Union's Repentance (1984).     [...back to top]
Chapter 13: 1990-1998-The Last Days of Celluloid, Before the Coming of Digital
Movies breaking through old traditions including Iran's Where is the Friend's Home? (1987), Hong Kong's Days of Being Wild (1990) Austria's Funny Games (1997) and France's Beau Travail (1999).     [...back to top]
Chapter 14: The 1990s-The First Days of Digital: Reality Losing its Realness in America and Australia
Creative filmmakers in Hollywood and Australia begin to experiment with computer imagery in such films as Reservoir Dogs (1992), The Piano (1993), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) and Gladiator (2000).     [...back to top]
Chapter 15: 2000 Onwards-Film Moves Full Circle and the Future of Movies
Contemporary movies from around the world suggesting cinematic forms of the future, including France's Etre e avoir (2002), South Korea's Memories of Murder (2003) and Turkey's Climates (2006).     [...back to top]

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