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First in its class: Behind the scenes at USC's cinematography program

D.W. Griffith and Irving Thalberg were in on its founding back in 1929, and today Steven Spielberg and George Lucas help provide it with sustenance. The School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles is renowned for being the first school in the country to offer a degree in film, and for producing generations of industry figures, including current high-profile directors such as James Ivory and Ron Howard. But given pride of place along with the

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