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The Story of Film: An Odyssey
- Mark Cousins

Overview - Filmmaker Mark Cousins presents a personal and poetic history of world cinema in this long-form documentary. THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY offers an overview of the rise of the motion picture and its role as one of the key art forms of the 20th Century, but rather than simply recount the facts of movie history, Cousins focuses on the creative and stylistic threads that unite great filmmakers through history, and instead of placing the emphasis on the American film industry in Hollywood, Cousins sets out to represent the best film artists from around the world, and the result is a documentary that embraces both familiar audience favorites and lesser-known classics from a century of filmmaking around the globe, offering a look at the many phases and forms of this lively art as well as paying homage to a rich variety of bold and innovative pictures.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Filmmaker Mark Cousins presents a personal and poetic history of world cinema in this long-form documentary. THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY offers an overview of the rise of the motion picture and its role as one of the key art forms of the 20th Century, but rather than simply recount the facts of movie history, Cousins focuses on the creative and stylistic threads that unite great filmmakers through history, and instead of placing the emphasis on the American film industry in Hollywood, Cousins sets out to represent the best film artists from around the world, and the result is a documentary that embraces both familiar audience favorites and lesser-known classics from a century of filmmaking around the globe, offering a look at the many phases and forms of this lively art as well as paying homage to a rich variety of bold and innovative pictures. Produced in fifteen one-hour segments, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY was originally produced for British digital cable network More4; prior to its initial broadcast, it was screened at several major film festivals, including the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Cast List

Mark Cousins - Sight And Sound Critic
Claudia Cardinale - Italian actress, 8 1/2
Kyôko Kagawa - Japanese Actress
Sharmila Tagore - Actress/"Miss. Masala"
Bernardo Bertolucci - Italian Director, LAST TANGO IN PARIS (1972)
Charles Burnett - Director/screenwriter
Jane Campion - Nz Director/In Australia
Youssef Chahine - EGYPTIAN DIRECTOR
Terence Davies - British Director/Screenwriter
Claire Denis - French Director
Stanley Donen - Director/producer/choreographer
Baz Luhrmann - Australian director, MOULIN ROUGE
Paul Schrader - Screenwriter, director
Alexander Sokurov
Gus Van Sant - American Director/Screenwriter, MILK, LAST DAYS
Wim Wenders - Director,screenwriter,producer, WINGS OF DESIRE
Haskell Wexler - Cinematographer/Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Lars von Trier - Danish Director/Screenwriter
Lars Trier - Danish Director/Screenwriter
Amitabh Bachchan - Bollywood Actor, BOOM (2003)
Abbas Kiarostami - Director/Screenwriter
Yuen Woo-ping - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Wo Ping Yuen - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Yuen Wo Ping - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Woo-Ping Yuen - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Master Yuen Wo Ping - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Heping Yuan - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Wo Ping Yuan - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Woo Ping Yuen - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Woo Yuen - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Wu Ping Yuen - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Wo Ping - HK Director/Fight Choreographer (MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER)
Robert Towne

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 915
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 741360538108
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: NR
  • Release Date: February 2017

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Related Keywords:
Documentary
Cinema
Filmmaking
Film History

 
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Reviews:
5 stars out of 5 -- "Genuinely democratic, honest in its broad perspective, and unusually technically aware, this is the definitive history of cinema's first century-and-a-bit." - 06/01/2012 Total Film


"Cousins is an enthusiastic and engaging tour guide, adding informed context to hundreds of clips and gently grilling all manner of movers and shakers.....A vibrant and engrossing history lesson." - 05/01/2012 Uncut


"Most importantly, THE STORY OF FILM celebrates the uniqueness of cinematic art, regardless of the artist." - 12/12/2012 A.V. Club

 
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