Season 15 - American Masters (1985)
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Season 15 Series:

27 Sep 2000
S15, Ep1 - Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows


Documentary that explores actor/director Clint Eastwood and his art by juxtaposing each major stage in his life with a corresponding stage in the thematic development of his work. Clint Eastwood tells his own story, from his childhood in Depression-era Northern California, to life in the stratosphere of fame and fortune. He's torn up the wild West, patrolled the mean streets of San Francisco, and even gone into outer space. Follow the on-screen and off-screen life of the Oscar-winning film icon in this retrospective PBS "American Masters" 2000 documentary filled with ...
04 Oct 2000
S15, Ep2 - Mailer on Mailer


22 Nov 2000
S15, Ep3 - On Cukor


Widely thought of as "a woman's director," legendary film director George Cukor is profiled in this "American Masters" 2000 documentary narrated by Jean Simmons and featuring clips from such beloved classics as "Dinner at Eight," "David Copperfield," "The Women," "The Philadelphia Story," "Little Women," "Camille," "Born Yesterday," "Gaslight," "Adam's Rib," "A Double Life," "A Star is Born," and his Oscar-winning "My Fair Lady." The documentary uses film clips and interviews with Cukor's friends and colleagues including director Peter Bogdanovich, critic Richard ...
03 Dec 2000
S15, Ep4 - Finding Lucy


14 Feb 2001
S15, Ep5 - Bob Marley: Rebel Music


Profile of the life and music of the legendary reggae singer.
09 Apr 2001
S15, Ep6 - A Conversation with Gregory Peck


In 1999, Gregory Peck (1916-2003) visits the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, where he had acted in 1940 and where this evening he tells stories and answers questions about his career. Interspersed are clips from Peck's films and from interviews recorded over the years and vérité contemporary footage of visiting with his daughter Cecilia before and after the birth of her son, receiving the National Medal of Arts, chatting with Lauren Bacall and with Martin Scorsese, and dining with Jacques Chirac, always with his wife of forty-four years, Veronique Passani, beside him. ...
16 Apr 2001
S15, Ep7 - Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye


Biography of Alfred Stieglitz and his role in the early 20th century American art world.
23 Apr 2001
S15, Ep8 - Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians


The dramatic story of eminent photographer Edward S. Curtis and the creation of his monumental portfolio of Native American images. Descendants of his photographic subjects tell stories about the photos and reveal their meaning to Indian people today.