General Interest and Other Publications


“Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB”

Citation:
Holtmeier, Matthew. “Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB.” National Film Registry Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-film-preservation-board/doc...

Abstract:
Short piece for the National Film Registry discussing the historical, cultural, and aesthetic significance of Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. This essay identifies Electronic Labyrinth as an important precursor to the development of Industrial Light and Magic, a visual effects company that has shaped the past 40 years of American film.

Published here.

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“El Norte”

Citation:
Holtmeier, Matthew. “El Norte.” National Film Registry Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-film-preservation-board/docu...

Abstract:
Short piece for the National Film Registry discussing the historical, cultural, and aesthetic significance of El Norte. This essay identifies El Norte as an important early independent film that situates director Gregory Nava and co-writer Anna Thomas as pioneers of independent cinema in the United States.

Published here.

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