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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Comedian Rich Hall hits the road as he takes us on his personal journey through the road movie, which, from the earliest days of American cinema has been synonymous with American culture. With his customary wit and intelligence, Rich takes us through films such as Bonnie and Clyde, The Grapes of Wrath, Thelma and Louise, Vanishing Point, Five Easy Pieces and even The Wizard of Oz. He explores what makes a road movie and how the American social, economic and political landscape has defined the genre.

Filmed on location in South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, the film incorporates interviews, archive footage and clips of some of cinemas best-loved films as it gives us another of Rich Hall's unique insights into American culture.

Last on

Mon 21 Nov 2011 23:00 BBC Four

  • All American season

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    This programme is part of All American, a BBC Four season about US culture. You can also watch further programmes from the BBC archives, online and in full, in the All American Collection.

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Credits

Director
Chris Cottam
Director
Chris Cottam
Producer
John McCormack
Producer
John McCormack

Broadcasts

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    A collection of classic BBC programmes about US culture. Available to watch online.

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