The Story of Film: An Odyssey, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation.Five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides a worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion-dollar globalised digital industry.Described as a love... letter to the movies, Cousins visits the key sites in the history of cinema; from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock s London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot, and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale. [show more]
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THE STORY OF FILM - AN ODYSSEY is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. Written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, he shows us how film-makers have been influenced by each other and the historical events of their times.
Documentary series, from director and film expert Mark Cousins, which takes an in-depth look at the evolution of movies, from their tentative first steps to the multi-million dollar bluster of modern blockbusters. Cousins' research takes him from Hollywood to Mumbai, with a brief detour through the remnants of Hitchcock's London, and includes interviews with a number of top directors and actors. Among those in the industry offering their thoughts on the history of film are: Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale.